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The search for an asylum-seeker boat believed to be in distress south of Indonesia is ramping up...West Java and 200NM northwest of Christmas Island, inside Indonesia's search and rescue region. Wollongong was ''investigating a number of vessels in
Indonesia and Australia have agreed to closer cooperation to combat human trafficking, including faster response times to asylum seekers' boats in danger. The bilateral agreement was announced by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and
Story continues below I wave, and suddenly a forest of arms is waving back from the deck of this new arrival from the Indian Ocean. Here is the latest in a little armada that is crowding this island, hardly more than a speck in a wide, wide sea...
Up to 125 people have been rescued from a vessel carrying asylum seekers that sank between Indonesia and Christmas Island this morning, sparking a major rescue operation involving merchant and navy vessels and the Royal Australian Air Force.
Australia (AP) — A boat carrying asylum seekers to Australia capsized Wednesday and 123 people were rescued from the Indian Ocean, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said, less than a week after more than 90 people drowned on a similar journey.
Story continues below Asylum seekers rescued last week are taken to shore. Photo: Getty Images He confirmed it had only one small fibreglass-hulled rescue boat, based in Jakarta, to deploy between Java and Christmas Island. Marshal Sandi said the
The Ministry of External Affairs has been in touch with the Sri Lankan Missions in Canberra and Jakarta and is closely monitoring the developments round the clock to ascertain whether there are Sri Lankans among the victims. Sri Lankan High
Merchant and navy ships and five aircraft resumed the search for almost 100 people missing in the Indian Ocean a day after a crowded refugee boat capsized between Indonesia and Australia's Christmas Island territory. Three men