Boat seen near WA
A SUSPECTED asylum seeker boat has reportedly approached Western Australia’s north coast. A spokesman for oil and gas sector contractor MODEC has told various media outlets that the boat was spotted off Dampier by workers on a tanker. The asylum seeker boat reportedly entered the 500m exclusion zone around an oil rig, some 140km off the coast. It has also been reported that the Australian Maritime Safety Authority will assess the situation. The Government would not comment.