October 22, 2012
There has been news coming from our fellows in Indonesia, that an Asylum Seeker boat carrying 24 passengers is believed to have gone missing.. Initial information from our sources suggests that the boat departed from somewhere near Jakarta on 12th of August, and was heading to Christmas Island, an Australian territory. It was 12th of August when the last contact with on board passengers were made and since than no one has heard of them.
[Updated]: Speaking to apparently close relatives of the missing asylum seekers, now we are certain and can confirm that the aforementioned boat is missing and no one has heard of on board passengers since its departure from Jakarta on 12th of August.
However, mainstream media have not reported this would-be tragedy yet, neither we heard any comment from Australian Maritime Safety Authority.
Following are the pictures of Asylum Seekers, who are said to be on board that particular boat.