Friday, June 22, 2012

Survivors arrive at Christmas Island: 110 people saved from capsized boat

(CNN) -- 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. Read More