7 Dec 2009

Another boat of asylum seekers captured

3:11 pm on 7 December 2009

A boat carrying a group of suspected asylum seekers has been intercepted off the coast of Western Australia - the 52nd this year.

The ABC reports an Australian Customs ship stopped the boat north-west of Scott Reef on Sunday afternoon.

Officials says the 38 passengers and two crew will be transferred to Christmas Island for security, identity and health checks.