A record of the attempts
panicking and hopeless people make
To reach Australia, the Land of the Fair Go.
HOW GOOD IS MORRISON’S SECRECY?
DETAILED ARRIVAL RECORDS
27th June – 153 people ex India. This is now reported by the Guardian as SIEV 885.
23rd June – 1 vessel reported “off North West Australia” by the Guardian. Apprehended by ACV Triton. SIEV 884
12th June “Sithumina” ex Batticaloa, Sri Lanka . SIEV 883
2nd May – 54 from Sri Lanka – intercepted by Sri Lankan Navy. No SIEV Number
27th Mar – “A BOAT carrying about 50 asylum-seekers is heading for Christmas Island ” No further reports of this incident. SIEV 882
25th Feb – One lifeboat containing about 26 people found on Sth Coast of Indonesia. LIFEBOAT SIEV 881 ?
21st Feb – THREE vessels reported by “The Weekend Australian” as being turned back since 7th Feb. Do these three include SIEV 879 as well as SIEV 880 & SIEV 881
5th Feb – one vessel returned to Pangandaran. around 31 people all apparently adult males. LIFEBOAT SIEV 878
3rd Feb – Reportedly, ONE vessel intercepted off CI, unknown number of passengers taken into custody. SIEV 879
31st Jan - Reportedly, TWO vessels being pushed back to Indonesian waters by Customs Vessels. (does one end up at Pangandaran?) LIFEBOAT SIEV 878
16th Jan – One lifeboat returned to Sukabumi with 40 adult males from the Middle East (reported 6th Feb) LIFEBOAT SIEV 877
11th Jan – One vessel left Cisarua, West Java with 56 people on board. Put into lifeboat and marooned off coast of Indonesia. SIEV 876
8th Jan – One vessel, returned to South Java from within sight of CI, shots fired, vessel sank close to shore. 25 people + 2 crew. SIEV 875
1st Jan – one vessel off Darwin towed back to Indonesian waters (sometime during this week),, 45 people including 7 women. SIEV 874
23rd Dec – one vessel, 43 people returned to South Java. SIEV 873
19th Dec – One vessel with 97 asylum seekers. Origins unknown. SIEV 872
14th Dec – 70 refugees of “diverse” origins landed at CI by HMAS Stuart (Sri Lankans, Indians and Middle Easterners) This was definitely SIEV 871 according to Kaye’s records.