Australia intercepts boat carrying 65

Australian authorities have intercepted another boat carrying 65 suspected asylum seekers off the West Australian coast.

Last Updated: Sep 11, 2012, 13:28 PM IST

Melbourne: Australian authorities have intercepted another boat carrying 65 suspected asylum seekers off the West Australian coast.
ACV Hervey Bay - a Navy patrol vessel - found the boat northwest of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands last night, according to AAP news agency.
Border Protection Command will transfer the passengers first to Cocos Islands then on to the Christmas Island detention centre for security, health and identity checks, the report said.

PTI