Companies line up to resume MH370 search

October 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News

KUALA LUMPUR 18 October 2017: Three companies have offered to resume the search for flight MH370, but no decision has been reached on whether to take up any of the proposals, a Malaysian minister said Tuesday.

US seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity, Dutch company Fugro — which was involved in the original hunt — and a Malaysian company have made offers, Transport Minister, Liow Tiong Lai, told AFP.

He did not disclose the name of the Malaysian company. Read more

Final sweep for MH370

December 15, 2016 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, PACIFIC

SYDNEY, 15 December 2016: The last vessel searching for missing MH370 has left on its final sweep across the southern Indian Ocean, Australia said, Wednesday, as the transport minister cautioned the airliner might not be found in coming weeks.

Fugro Equator sailed from Fremantle port on Australia’s western coast on Monday for the 120,000 square-kilometre (46,000-square-mile) zone where investigators believe the Malaysian Airlines jet disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8 March, 2014, carrying 239 passengers and crew.

No trace has been found in the massive undersea hunt off Australia but investigators have confirmed that three pieces of debris recovered on western Indian Ocean shorelines came from MH370. Read more

New theories on fate of MH370

September 13, 2016 by  
Filed under Aviation, News

CANBERRA, 13 September 2016: An American amateur investigator handed possible debris from missing flight MH370 to Australian officials Monday and said several pieces were blackened by flames, raising the prospect of a flash fire on-board.

Mystery has surrounded the fate of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 since it disappeared, 8 March 2014, carrying 239 passengers and crew on a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

The Boeing 777 is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean after inexplicably veering off course, but its final resting place has not been found despite an intense underwater search off Australia’s far west coast. Read more

MH370 kin protest end of search

May 24, 2016 by  
Filed under Aviation, News

KUALA LUMPUR, 24 May 2016: An international network of MH370 next-of-kin said Monday it was “gravely concerned” that the search for the missing jet could end by August, calling instead for it to be extended and expanded.

The grouping, known as Voice370, appealed to countries involved in the expensive operation, aircraft manufacturer Boeing and the International Civil Aviation Organisation to commit resources to continue the search in the southern Indian Ocean.

“We are gravely concerned about the impending completion of the search in the current targeted area,” the group said in a statement to AFP. Read more