Suspected asylum seekers who fled boat in Daintree taken to Christmas Island

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Search for missing migrants, believed to be from Vietnam, understood to be over after captain and first mate arrested

Most of the boatload of suspected asylum seekers who fled their sinking vessel in Queensland’s crocodile country have been taken to Christmas Island.

A refugee advocate said 15 people detained by officials had arrived at the Indian Ocean island at 1.30pm on Tuesday.

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