Asylum boat stopped near Australian islands

Last updated 14:07 25/01/2013

Relevant offers

Australia

Daniela D'Addario a 'beautiful girl' caught up with man leading double life Aussie the cattle dog, true blue hero of the NSW storm British teen arrested over Australian Anzac terror plot Warriena Wright accused killer Gable Tostee has car chase appeal dismissed Two dead in Sydney shipping container accident Female Islamic students 'banned from running' NSW storm: Flood took hold in Dungog in one minute Storm tests pilots landing at Sydney Airport Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop casts doubt on PM's 'stop-the-boats' policy for Europe Body found in NSW floodwaters

Australian authorities have intercepted a suspected asylum seeker boat with 106 people onboard.

The vessel was intercepted by ACV Ocean Protector southeast of Ashmore Islands, in the Timor Sea, on Thursday night.

It's the biggest number of persons on a single boat of the seven  that have arrived so far in 2013, resulting in around 350 asylum seekers being detained since the start of the year.

Close to 10,000 would-be refugees have arrived by boat since August 2012, when the federal government announced it would resume  processing asylum seekers on Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus  Island.

Ad Feedback

- AAP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content