Another boatload of asylum seekers has been found off the north-west coast of Australia.
It's the seventh boat to have arrived in the past fortnight.
The federal government says a plane spotted the "distressed" boat , north of Cocos-Keeling Islands, on Sunday.
The ABC reports water and stores were dropped to the vessel which was carrying 54 people.
They are being transferred to a detention centre on Christmas Island for health and security checks.
Home Affairs Minister Brendan O'Connor said some passengers were dehydrated or seasick, but all had been safely rescued.
Mr O'Connor said the majority of vessels arriving in Australia have been arranged by criminal syndicates.
He said they are "attracted by large profits and operate with enormous risks and little regard for the safety of their passengers."
Approximately 1,350 people have arrived on 25 unauthorised boats so far this year. Six boats have arrived in the past fortnight.
The Opposition has accused the Government of being soft on border protection.