Two asylum seeker boats intercepted

August 09, 2013 | Media Releases

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

Initial reporting suggests there are 59 passengers and five crew on board.

The vessel was initially detected by the Christmas Island radar.

Border Protection Command will now make arrangements for the people to be transferred to Australian Government authorities on Christmas Island, where they will undergo initial checks, including health checks.

HMAS Wollongong, operating under the control of Border Protection Command intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel east-south-east of Ashmore Islands this morning.

Initial reporting suggests there are 56 passengers and four 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 on Christmas Island, where they will undergo initial checks, including health checks.

Leave a comment

Filed under Boat Intercepted

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s