Two asylum seeker boats rendered assistance by Navy

July 18, 2013

HMAS Bathurst, operating under the coordination of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre, rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel north of Christmas Island on Tuesday.

Initial reporting suggests there were 72 passengers and two crew on board.

Border Protection Command has 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.

HMAS Albany and ACV Triton, operating under the coordination of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre, have rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel north of Christmas Island on Monday.

Initial indications suggest there were 137 passengers and three crew on board.

Border Protection Command has 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#third2013

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