April 03, 2013
HMAS Albany, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel east of Ashmore Islands yesterday.
Initial indications suggest there are 33 people on board.
HMAS Pirie, operating under the coordination of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre, has rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel that sought assistance east of Christmas Island yesterday.
Initial indications suggest there were 51 passengers and two crew on board.