14 Nov 2011

More asylum seekers intercepted

2:12 pm on 14 November 2011

Australian Customs officers are preparing to intercept a boat with 93 asylum seekers off Christmas Island.

Radio Australia reports the boat was spotted on Sunday by an aerial patrol about 90 nautical miles north of the island.

The asylum seekers will be taken to Christmas Island.

The Immigration Department says the new arrivals will take the number of asylum seekers on the island to more than 1100.

Indonesian officials also intercepted a boat with dozens of asylum seekers aboard on Thursday night.