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Eleven locations ruled out by Chinese ships in missing MH370 search

Published on Apr 1, 2014 4:25 PM
 
Passengers watch Malaysia Airlines planes on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on March 13, 2014. Captain of a Chinese vessel searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight has said nothing has been found related to the flight in more than ten locations where suspicious objects were spotted. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

ON BOARD HAIXUN - Captain of a Chinese vessel searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight has said nothing has been found related to the flight in more than ten locations where suspicious objects were spotted.

Captian Jiang Long of vessel Haixun 01 told a reporter from Chinese news agency Xinhua on Tuesday that Chinese ships have already ruled out a total of 11 locations in the southern Indian Ocean where search operations have concentrated for the past week.

Satellite images and airborne observations had spotted a number of objects in the waters after which ships were sent to recover them. On Tuesday, 11 planes and nine ships joined the search.

More than three weeks after Flight MH370, with 239 people onboard, disappeared on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, its fate and whereabouts remain unknown.

The report follows remarks by new Australian coordination chief Angus Houston who told reporters on Tuesday that the ongoing search for the missing plane could drag on for a long time.

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