• Short Summary

    Vietnam has called for the return of a fishing trawler and the refugees aboard following its arrival in the north Australian port of Darwin on Tuesday (29 November).

  • Description

    Vietnam has called for the return of a fishing trawler and the refugees aboard following its arrival in the north Australian port of Darwin on Tuesday (29 November). In Canberra on Wednesday, the Vietnamese Charge d'Affaires officially asked Australia to return the 120-ton refrigerated prawn boat, which had docked the day before, and its 21 crew members. 157 refugees and three captive communist guards. The refugees have been taken ashore to a quarantine centre amid growing public pressure in Australia for any further Vietnamese arrivals to be turned away. More than 900 refugees have reached Australia by sea since communist forces took control of Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) two years ago. Thailand and Malaysia have refused to accept any more fugitives. Further refugee boats are expected and a team of immigration officials have been sent to Singapore to try to stop Vietnamese setting out for Australia by sea. Tony Joyce of the Australian Broadcasting Commission reports from a refugee camp on the Malaysian Island of Tengah:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3WUJ6J1DGTFAX12YE301FW42X
    Media URN:
    VLVA3WUJ6J1DGTFAX12YE301FW42X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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