Border Protection Command assists vessel

July 28, 2103 | Media Release

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

Initial reporting suggests there were 83 people on board.

Border Protection Command has transferred the people to Australian Government authorities on Christmas Island, where they will undergo initial checks, including health checks.

People arriving by boat without a visa after 19 July 2013 will be subject to the regional agreement with Papua New Guinea and won’t be settled in Australia.

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One response to “Border Protection Command assists vessel

  1. Imam

    the Australian government playing with human because those people want to save his/her life but the Australia not settled in his country so shaim to Australia.

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