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Boat intercepted and towed back to Indonesian waters

00:00 Dec 23 2013 Indian Ocean

Description
The first boat believed to have been turned back to Indonesia occurs shortly before Christmas, according to Indonesian authorities. The vessel is found on the island of Rote with 47 asylum seekers on board.

(From the 'Operation Sovereign Borders timeline' database, reported by the ABC News. Location is only approximate.)
Additional Data
Location of incident (if 'Other', please include in description): At sea
Number of people affected: 47
Following return from: N/A

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