April 17, 2013
People arriving by boat without a visa run the risk of transfer to a regional processing country. Source: The Australian
ANOTHER boat carrying asylum seekers has been located on Australian waters.
Customs and Border Protection and the Australian Federal Police intercepted the vessel at Cocos (Keeling) Islands yesterday, Customs and Border Protection has confirmed.
Initial indications suggest there were 49 passengers on board.
The people on board the vessel have been transferred to Cocos (Keeling) Island, where they will have basic health and security checks.
They will be transferred to Christmas Island for more security, health and identity checks.
People arriving by boat without a visa after August 13, 2012 run the risk of transfer to a regional processing country.