Search underway for troubled asylum seeker boat
June 8, 2013 - 12:29PM
Australian navy vessels have been sent to search for an asylum seeker boat which is believed to have sunk about 65 nautical miles north-west of Christmas Island.
The search for the boat with about 60 people on board is being coordinated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority's Rescue Coordination Centre.
A spokesman for Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare said Border Protection Command assets are currently conducting a search approximately 65 nautical miles north-west of Christmas Island for a possible foundered vessel.
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