Saturday, Dec 20, 2014

Search opearations for missing Malaysian Airlines MH370 to continue today

plane-medium Australian Maritime Safety Authority has planned a visual search area totaling approximately 55,151 square kilometers. (Reuters)
By: Press Trust of India | Perth | Posted: April 16, 2014 9:00 am | Updated: April 16, 2014 9:41 am

Search for the missing Malaysian Airlines MH370 would continue on Wednesday with upto 11 military aircraft, three civilian aircraft and 11 ships assisting in operations.

Data from the underwater vehicle ‘Bluefin-21’s was downloaded and being analyzed by the search authorities, according to the Joint agency Coordinating center (JACC) statement.

The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, a US Navy probe equipped with side-scan sonar, was again deployed last night from Australian navy ship Ocean Shield to map the ocean floor.

The data from Bluefin-21’s first mission has been already downloaded and analyzed. No objects of interest were found.

Australian Maritime Safety Authority has planned a visual search area totaling approximately 55,151 square kilometers.

“The center of the search areas lies approximately 2,087 kilometers north west of Perth,” the statement said.

The weather forecast for today is south easterly winds with isolated rain showers, sea swells up to two meters and
visibility of five kilometers, the JACK said.

 

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