Asylum boat carrying 53 people intercepted

July 23, 2012

ANOTHER 53 asylum seekers have arrived on the latest boat to reach Australian waters.

HMAS Leeuwin intercepted the vessel west of Christmas Island on Sunday.

The vessel was initially spotted by an RAAF maritime patrol aircraft.

“Initial indications suggest there are 53 people on board,” Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare said in a statement.

They will be transferred to Christmas Island for security, health and identity checks.

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