October 04, 2012
The 117 people on the latest boat arrival are being transferred to the Christmas Island detention centre. Source: The Daily Telegraph
A BOAT carrying 117 suspected asylum seekers has been found at the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
The vessel was first noticed by an RAAF maritime patrol aircraft before it reached the area yesterday afternoon.
Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare says they’re expected to be transferred to the Christmas Island detention facility where they’ll undergo initial security, health and identity checks.