Rescuers race to survivors

Another asylum seeker boat has capsized north of Christmas Island.

Authorities say about 150 people were onboard.

Two merchant vessels have arrived to help - and they're reporting survivors.

An Australian navy vessel is enroute - after the incident was phoned though early this morning.

No word on casualties at this stage.




Be the first to comment.

Make a comment

You are logged in as [Logout]

All information entered below may be published.

Error: Please enter your screen name.

Error: Your Screen Name must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Your Location must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Please enter your comment.

Error: Your Message must be less than 300 words.

Post to

You need to have read and accepted the Conditions of Use.

Thank you

Your comment has been submitted for approval.

Comments are moderated and are generally published if they are on-topic and not abusive.

On Air Next

Overnights with Jon Lewis

6PR Overnights

12am - 5am