Boat intercepted, people transferred to lifeboat and sent to Indonesia

00:00 Jan 29 2014 Indian Ocean

In an interview with the ABC's 7:30 program a group of asylum seekers say they were taken on board the customs vessel Triton and kept there for a week after their wooden boat was intercepted. On 5 February, 2014, the 34 asylum seekers are placed in an orange lifeboat that was being towed by the Trition. The lifeboat runs aground on the Indonesian shore.

(From the 'Operation Sovereign Borders timeline' database, reported by the ABC News. Location is only approximate.)
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Location of incident (if 'Other', please include in description): At sea
Number of people affected: 34
Following return from: N/A

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