The FINANCIAL — HMAS Ararat, operating under the control of Border Protection Command, intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel north of Scott Reef today.
Initial indications suggest there are 32 passengers and one crew member on board.
The vessel was initially detected by a RAAF P3 surveillance aircraft, operating under the control of Border Protection Command.
The group will be transferred to Christmas Island pending removal to another country.
Source: Minister for Home Affairs