Two asylum seeker boats intercepted

June 05, 2013

HMAS Maitland, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north-west of Darwin yesterday.

Initial indications suggests there are 79 passengers and two crew on board.

The vessel was initially detected by a Customs and Border Protection Dash 8 surveillance aircraft, operating under the control of Border Protection Command.

Border Protection Command will now make arrangements for the people 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.

June 05, 2013

HMAS Warramunga, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north of Christmas Island yesterday.

Initial indications suggest there were 54 passengers and three crew on board.

The vessel was initially detected by Australian Customs and Border Protection Service officers at Christmas Island.

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.

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

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One response to “Two asylum seeker boats intercepted

  1. sina

    Name refugees who come by boat

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