Asylum seeker boat intercepted

July 02, 2013

ACV Ocean Protector, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north-east of Christmas Island yesterday.

Initial indications suggest there were 69 people and two crew on board.

The vessel was initially detected by the Christmas Island radar.

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/2013/Third%20Quarter/2July2013-BorderProtectionCommandinterceptsvessel.aspx

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One response to “Asylum seeker boat intercepted

  1. Ruquiya

    Kindly ease the process .regards dr ruquiya Hashmi

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