Australian navy rescues ship of Indonesian asylum seekers

Posted on July 5, 2013 • Filed under: Australia, Expatriates, Indonesia

Al Jazeera reports that the Australian navy has rescued an Indonesian boat carrying about 80 suspected asylum seekers after it developed snag in the seas south of the Pacific country, on a day the two countries held talks over the issue of illegal migrants, officials say. The boat put out a distress signal on Friday when it was about 42 nautical miles from the main island of Java. “It’s still upright. The people seem all OK,” a spokeswoman for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) told Reuters news agency by telephone. Read article

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