Suspected asylum seeker boat seen off WA coast

A SUSPECTED asylum seeker boat has been spotted off Dampier in Western Australia's North West region.

A spokesperson for oil and gas company Modec confirmed crew members on one of their tankers off Dampier sighted what appeared to be an asylum seeker boat at first light this morning.

Numbers could not be confirmed but the spokesperson said those onboard appeared to be in good health.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said it could not comment on the sighting.

A spokesperson for Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said they did not comment on operational matters.

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