Second asylum-seeker boat may have sunk off Australia | Perth Now

ANOTHER asylum seeker boat is feared lost en route to Australia, as stretched search authorities conduct a fifth rescue effort within a week.

The search came as Prime Minister Julia Gillard was forced to defend a decision by Border Protection Command to assist vessels in trouble instead of recovering 13 bodies discovered after last week’s sinking that killed at least 55 people.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said the latest vessel had been tracked by Border Protection Command since last Wednesday but had gone missing over the weekend.

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