Another boat with with 39 male asylum seekers at Christmas Island
A small ramshackled fishing vessel carrying the 39 mainly males asylum-seekers is currently sitting not far from shore at Christmas Island cove with around 5 Navy officers on board.
Their fishing boat was intercepted overnight west of Christmas Island by HMAS Maitand and was mooored in the cove last night.Preparations underway to bring the passengers to shore where they will then be transferred to one of the over flowing detention facilities on the Island.
The boat is the latest influx which saw 4 boats intercepted or offloaded in about 24hours from last Thursday night.Yesterday another boat carrying Sri Lankan men was intercepted and the 53 passengers were brought to Flying Fish Cove
Courtesy : Australian Media
- Asian Tribune -