June 26th, 2012
11:40 PM ET

Ship carrying 150 sinks in Indian Ocean

A ship carrying about 150 people has sunk in the waters between Australia and Indonesia, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said Wednesday. Two merchant vessels are trying to rescue people where the ship went down, about 107 nautical miles north of Australia's Christmas Island, the authority said.

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  1. john essay


    June 27, 2012 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Mo

      Why do I have a feeling that the commentators are leaving messages as if they own Australia? Let me remind you that neither you or your great grandfathers are native to Australia, USA or Canada. Everyone came there as refugees. Now they are new waves of refugees.

      June 27, 2012 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
    • anonymous

      what is wrong with you...

      June 27, 2012 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sabrina


    June 27, 2012 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. Tiny Tim

    Merry christmas?

    June 27, 2012 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. OH well


    June 27, 2012 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  5. Tortfeasor

    wait, another one?????

    June 27, 2012 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. Marcia Foot

    More unwelcome "refugees" trying to jump queues and enter Australia illegally. How can people who have already passed through multiple countries, and have plenty of money to pay smugglers, be true refugees? They are just queue jumpers.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
    • czar33

      I have a question? The new refugees that are comming to Australia now(the 21st century); do they get everything for FREE like the Mexicans are doing to the USA. Most get a FREE-RIDE here, free housing,free medical,free food, free MONEY to spend as they wish. If Australia offers this, I will be there on the next flight, I want to live in Northern Australia for free; a ocean front apartment would be nice. The climate is great in northern Australia, I like a hot climate.

      June 27, 2012 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
    • sinbad

      How's mutti?

      June 27, 2012 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. james

    dont forget what President Carter welcomed about 10,000 cubans to florida.There really screwed up ,about 120,000 cubans came in ... Same with Australia will have more muslims and become islamic nation in 20 – 40 years later... NEED TAKE ACTION BEFORE TOO LATE ......................

    June 27, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
    • harry

      I know exactly how you feel. Just the way native Australians (THE ABORIGINES) felt when you invaded their shores from Europe ........

      June 27, 2012 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  8. Dan

    Wow. Some of you see a lot more than I did in this article. Queue jumpers, illegals, people who apparently deserve to die. Wow all that from a mere two sentences.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Northern2014

      Um, that's because they are queue jumpers and illegal immigrants.

      June 27, 2012 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  9. ExisPrint

    Hey Mo, you write, "Let me remind you that neither you or your great grandfathers are native to Australia, USA or Canada. Everyone came there as refugees."

    You're wrong on both counts. Plenty of people have great grandparents who are native to Australia, USA, and Canada. And not "everyone" came here as "refugees." In fact, most people didn't come here as "refugees." You obviously don't know what the word refugee means.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. Xasan Bile

    We all need peace and prosperity, thanks to the poor leaders of our beloved countries and everyone should help one another.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  11. K.C.

    Sorry for their families.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  12. maltesefalconx9

    Gee, that's too bad.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  13. maltesefalconx9

    izraeel is the only country threatening it's own population. And Turkiye is probably threatening, torturing etc. it's Kurdish population and might be almost as bad. Simply nonsense. The next plane they fly at Syria should be shot down and the pilot tried for war crimes. Dumb trick suggested by sadistic, brutal Amerikan war criminals to test defenses against low flying, radar-avoiding cruise missiles. Fired from Incirlik Air Force Base? Who knows? We listen to CNN Propaganda News. They haven't even mentioned the goddam place.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  14. Jeff Bertram

    Maby they were looking for better lives @ all cost becuase we dont know what kind of life they were leaving behind

    June 27, 2012 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  15. skylights76

    Ok..... so there is a ship that is carrying 150 sinks....... Why have such a big boats for something you clean dishes in?

    June 27, 2012 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
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