Reports asylum seeker boat intercepted near Christmas Island

THERE are reports a boat has been intercepted on it's way to Christmas Island this morning. 

The ABC says a local resident has reported seeing a wooden boat about 200 metres off Flying Fish Cove at about 6:00am. 

He said a Navy boat intercepted it. 

More to come.



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