June 22nd, 2012
02:32 AM ET

110 people resuced from capsized boat near Australia

Rescuers have saved 110 people from a ship that capsized in the waters between Australia and Indonesia and are searching for the many missing, an Australian official said Friday.

The boat, that was carrying about 200 people, flipped over Thursday, authorities said, triggering the massive rescue effort.

A 13-year-old boy was one of the many rescued, Australia Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

The others that were rescued were all adults, Clare said. Authorities believe all the passengers in the ship were male, according to Clare.

The survivors were being transported to Christmas Island.


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  1. Ivan

    What an exciting boat trip that must have been! And to end up at Christmas Island! Christmas in June! Wow!
    Where do I sign up for one of these exciting boat trips?

    June 22, 2012 at 5:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Lol @ Ivan, really? Only ll0 of the 200 passengers have been rescued, not too sure even christmas island is gonna make this into an episode of *gilligans!*

    June 22, 2012 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |

    Guess they missed the memo from the crew of the Costa Concordia"
    "All boats should stay away from Chick Norris!"

    June 22, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. Superman

    @@@chrissy,,, like Robinson Caruso as primitive as can be

    June 22, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BOMBO © headline proofreader

    Nice to know they've been resuced. It would be unfortunate to be suced only once.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |