Asylum seeker boat intercepted

May 01, 2013

Media Release:

HMAS Maryborough operating under the control of Border Protection Command has rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel that sought assistance north-east of Christmas Island yesterday.

Initial indications suggest there were 101 passengers and two crew on board.

Border Protection Command has now transferred the passengers 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.



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