Boat carrying 74 asylum seekers intercepted

September 12, 2013 | Media Release

HMAS Glenelg operating under the coordination of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia) rendered assistance to a suspected irregular entry vessel north of Christmas Island yesterday.

Initial reporting suggests there are 74 passengers and two crew on board.

The vessel was initially detected by a Customs and Border Protection Dash-8 surveillance aircraft, also operating under the coordination of RCC Australia.

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

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

 

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2 responses to “Boat carrying 74 asylum seekers intercepted

  1. A Rohingya helpless

    Dear kindly tell me about helpless Rohingya they are stateless and around the world helpless nation and they all don;t know how can they change their life and they haven’t any national identity card and passport for travel Rohingya are travel by boat and very Rohingya die in sea but UN Human rights watch also silent and UNHCR not settle these Rohingya peoples any country from Indonesia here they waiting a long time like 5 to 7 year (i have proof) Sunday September 16-2012 according to data from the Foreign Ministry 394 Rohingya have sought refugee status in Indonesia with 124 of them ready to settle in other third countries.
    According to Rohingya human right investigation they are not interviewed and settle still now Sep 16-2013 so what they are doing only they have one choice travel by boat for make their future and life those Rohingya peoples already have family in Arakan state and they are can’t connected family brother sister mom dad and relative so does they are not human?
    thinkin about your Rohingya brother and sister. they are not animal they also human.

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