Two boats intercepted, passengers turned back on one vessel

00:00 May 5 2014 Indian Ocean

Two asylum-seeker vessels are intercepted by Australian vessels and have their passengers placed onto a single vessel. An Indonesian government spokesman tells Fairfax Media the operation has occurred. The Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, cancels his meeting with the Indonesian president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, leading to speculation that the asylum-seeker operation may be related to the cancellation of the meeting.

(From the 'Operation Sovereign Borders timeline' database, reported by the Fairfax Media. Location is only approximate.)
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Location of incident (if 'Other', please include in description): At sea
Number of people affected: 2
Following return from: N/A

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