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British naval ship joins search for missing Malaysia plane MH370

Published on Mar 20, 2014 8:06 PM
 
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) crew members from of an AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft walk down a ladder after they arrived in Perth March 20, 2014 after searching an area in the southern Indian Ocean for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. A British naval ship has joined the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane after possible debris from the plane was spotted, the Ministry of Defence said on Thursday, March 20, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - A British naval ship has joined the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane after possible debris from the plane was spotted, the Ministry of Defence said on Thursday.

The survey ship HMS Echo is in the Indian Ocean, where the Australian prime minister said a satellite had detected objects including a 24-metre long piece of debris.

The ship is designed to collect ocean data to support submarine and amphibious operations and is equipped with a survey motor boat and a contingent of Royal Marines.

Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein described the debris as a "credible lead".

 
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