So much for Prime Minister Rudd’s refugee policy, almost 3000 in the last month so far with 500 in 4 boats in the last 3 days alone. First was a false Mayday call, which carries a penalty of 5 years imprisonment, and now a probable life threatening Mayday call this morning with people in the water.
That message is now a Mayday:
FM RCC AUSTRALIA 192239Z AUG 2013 AUSSAR 2013/5584
INDIAN OCEAN CHART AUS 4701
INDONESIAN TYPE FISHING VESSEL WITH 105 PERSONS ON BOARD IN POSITION 08-27.719S 105-30.954E AT 192209Z ADVISED THAT THE VESSEL IS TAKING WATER AND 4 TO 5 PERSONS ARE IN THE OCEAN.
I first assumed it was a Mayday for Labor, but it was just a metaphor, they are sinking in the polls.