TWO asylum-seeker boats intercepted

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(May 25, 12013) HMAS Bathurst, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north of Christmas Island yesterday.

Initial indications suggest there are 99 passengers and two crew on board.

Border Protection Command will now make arrangements for the passengers to be transferred 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.

(May 24, 2013) HMAS Broome, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, detected and intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north of Ashmore Islands overnight.

Initial indications suggest there are 95 passengers and three crew on board. Border Protection Command will now make arrangements for the passengers to be transferred to Australian Government authorities in Darwin, 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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  1. can you please, share info of the peoples identity from the ship intercepted in the north of ashmore island?

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