Six persons have been rescued after a boat believed to be carrying 150 asylum seekers attempting to reach Australia sank in the Sunda Strait between Java and Christmas Island. The six survivors had been in the water for about 24 hours at the time of rescue by a merchant ship. Given warmer water temperatures in may be possible to survive for 36-48 hours in the water. Indonesian and Australian forces and private ships are searching for survivors. The boat’s passengers included women and children are believed to have been Afghan asylum seekers.
Tag Archives: Offshore processing
140+ Feared Dead After Migrant Boat Sinks Off Indonesia
Filed under Australia, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, News
Australia’s Clarke and Dawe on “Boat Stopping Devices” and Offshore Refugee Processing (satire)
If you have 2 ½ minutes to spare, this is a humorous comment on the current very bad situation in Australia. Click here for video.
(I saw this on the Migration Law listserv.)
Filed under Australia, Indian Ocean, Statements