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On 15 December 2010, a boat carrying around 90 asylum seekers, mostly from Iraq and Iran, sank off the coast of Christmas Island, an Australian territory in the Indian Ocean, killing 48 people aboard; 42 survivors were rescued. The boat was later named SIEV-221.
Note: Suspected Irregular Entry Vessel (SIEV) was the operational term used by the Australian Defence Force and Australian Coastwatch for maritime vessels which appear to be attempting to reach Australia clandestinely.
|Address:||Jalan Patai Road, Smith Point, Tai Jin House, Christmas Island, 6798|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -10.428664|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||15-December-2010|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-December-2010|
15 December 2010
We will reflect on this day with sadness.
The loss of each person`s life diminishes our own
because we are part of humankind.
As You Read This Please Remember All
Asylum Seekers Who Have Attempted
This Treacherous Journey