Two asylum boats intercepted

March 10, 2013

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Two boats carrying 37 and 18 asylum-seekers respectively, have been intercepted in Australian waters in the past 48 hours.

Statements issued by the office of Home Affairs’ Minister said that “ACV Ocean Protector, operating under the control of Border Protection Command rendered assistance to the first vessel north-west of Tiwi Island yesterday morning”.

“HMAS Ballarat, operating under the control of Border Protection Command intercepted the second vessel north-west of Christmas Island”.

All passengers will be transferred to Christmas Island, where they will undergo due security, identity and health checks.

Home Affairs’ Minister once again reiterated that people arriving by boat without a visa after 13 of August are at risk of transfer to regional processing centre.

 

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  2. tamor

    Border Protection Command intercepts vessel

    12 March 2013
    HMAS Ararat, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north-east of Christmas Island today.
    Initial indications suggest there are 56 people on board.
    Border Protection Command will now make arrangements for the passengers to be transferred to Australian Government authorities on Christmas Island, where they will undergo initial security, health and identity checks and their reasons for travel will be established.
    People arriving by boat without a visa after 13 August 2012 run the risk of transfer to a regional processing country.
    Media contact: Ryan Hamilton

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