June 27, 2013
Minister for Home Affairs’ office in media statements released today, reported arrival of two more boat load of asylum seekers in Australian waters.
Border Protection Command ship HMAS Larrakia, intercepted the first vessel on Tuesday north-east of Christmas Island. It was reportedly carrying 79 passengers.
Another boat carrying 65 asylum seekers has been intercepted north of Christmas Island on Wednesday by Border Protection Command’s ship.
All on-board asylum seekers have been transferred to Christmas Island facilities for initial health, identity and security checks.