A second boatload of asylum seekers was intercepted yesterday, Border Protection Command says.
A vessel carrying 49 people was intercepted north-west of the Cocos Keeling Islands last night.
It was intercepted by ACV Hervey Bay after being detected by a RAAF maritime patrol craft.
The passengers were transferred to Australian Government authorities on Cocos Island and will be sent to Christmas Island for health, security and identity checks.
Earlier the same day, a government patrol boat intercepted a vessel carrying 15 passengers and two crew east of Browse Island off the Kimberley coastline.They were transferred to Broome initially and are being sent to Darwin detention centre for security, health and identity checks.
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