May 03, 2013
Asylum seekers arrive on Christmas Island. Source: Supplied
AUSTRALIAN authorities have intercepted a vessel carrying 184 asylum seekers and two crew – the largest boatload to arrive this year.
The overloaded fishing boat was found north west of Christmas Island on Wednesday.
Asylum seekers were taken to Christmas Island for initial healthy, security and identity checks.
The mega boat follows a record month of arrivals in April with 3316 people reaching Australia by boat.