Three asylum boats intercepted

AH | May 06, 2013

Home Affairs Minister, Jason Clare has announced, through media releases, interception of three asylum seeker boats in Australian waters.

Border Protection command rendered assistance to first boat carrying 51 passengers, noth east of Christmas Island on Thursday. The second boat, reportedly carrying 79 passengers and three crew, has been given assistance by AMSA, on firday, at north-west of Christmas Island.

They are transferred to Christmas Island for medical and identity checks.

On Saturday, another boat carrying 105 passengers has been intercepted north west of Darwin.

Border Protection Command will now make arrangements for the passengers to be transferred to Australian Government authorities in Darwin for initial health and identity checks.

Source: http://www.ministerhomeaffairs.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/default.aspx#second2013

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