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Geelong: SIEV X Anniversary Ceremony

18 October 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

SUNDAY 18TH OCTOBER: SIEV X ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION CEREMONY IN GEELONG

@ 12.30pm, Cunningham Pier

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SEIV X Memorial in Canberra

The Geelong Interfaith Network  is holding a Commemoration Ceremony  –  anniversary gathering in memory of those who tragically lost their lives in the SIEVX drowning 14 years ago – to be held

Sunday 18th October 12.30 at Cunningham Pier.

All welcome.

Bring small flowers to drop into the water.

18 October 2001
A small, unnamed 19.5 X 4 metre wooden fishing boat that would later be dubbed SIEVX (Suspected Illegal Entry Vessel X) departs Canti, a fishing village near South Lampung, with approximately 421 passengers. This dilapidated, unseaworthy boat would have been overcrowded with 150 aboard, let alone 400. (Later, survivors would report that many were forced aboard at gunpoint by Indonesian police who supervised the loading.) Some hours into the voyage the boat stops near an island in the Sunda Strait and 23 Mandaean passengers disembark into another boat, the Rukun Agung, due to fears that the horrendously overcrowded vessel will sink. The Rukun Agung breaks down and the captain Mr Udin contacts his employer, Mr Wedi for assistance. The Mandaeans are landed at Lempasing beach and later interviewed by Indonesian police before making their way back to Cisarua.

  • Following this is the Film screening of HOPE –  The story of Amal, survivor of SIEVX sinking on Sunday the 18th of October 2pm and 5.30 pm –St Joseph’s College, Newtown campus

Read about the SEIV X here

 

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SEIV X Memorial in Canberra

Details

Date:
18 October 2015
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Organiser

Geelong Interfaith Network

Venue

Cunningham Pier
Geelong, Victoria Australia + Google Map