Indonesian warships turn away migrants
Patrols increased to deter migrants.
Indonesia sends three warships and a plane to turn away migrant boats
Navy patrols stepped up to prevent migrant vessels entering territorial waters as thousands are still thought to be stranded at sea
The Indonesian navy prevented a suspected migrant boat from entering the country’s waters at the weekend after the arrival of hundreds of Rohingya and Bangladeshi people and has stepped up patrols in the area, the military said Monday.
Four warships and one plane were now patrolling off the coast of Indonesia’s western province of Aceh to stop migrant boats from entering, up from one warship and a plane about a week ago, an Indonesian armed forces spokesman, Fuad Basya, said.
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