A small wooden boat reportedly carrying asylum-seekers from Vietnam has been sighted off the Australian coast in a failure of the country's tight surveillance of its northern seas, a media report said on Tuesday.
The Kerala government on Tuesday asked the Centre to order a probe by NIA into the case relating to interception of a suspicious foreign fishing dhow with 12 crew members off Kerala coast, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said here.
A French court on Tuesday handed down a three-year suspended prison sentence to the skipper of a Bateaux Mouches tourist boat that crashed into a smaller vessel on the River Seine in 2008, killing a man and boy.
Myanmar`s navy is escorting a boat crammed with 727 abandoned migrants to the waters of neighbouring Bangladesh, four days after intercepting it in the Andaman Sea, the country`s information minister said on Tuesday.
In what could be China's worst disasters in years, a ship with over 400 people on board sank after being caught in a storm on the Yangtze River in China's southern Hubei province on Monday night, leaving at least five people dead and hundreds unaccounted for.
Scores of asylum-seekers have come ashore in eastern Indonesia after their boat was intercepted by the Australian navy and pushed into Indonesian waters as they headed for New Zealand, police said Monday.
At least eight Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were among some 200 migrants rescued from a trafficking boat by the Myanmar navy on Thursday, according to interviews conducted by Reuters, contradicting official accounts that all onboard were from Bangladesh.
Malaysia has turned away two vessels carrying a combined 600 migrants, an official who spoke on condition of anonymity said Thursday, as concern mounted in the region over the fate of boatloads of people stranded at sea.