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UK submarine joins MH370 hunt ahead of Malaysian PM visit to Perth

Published on Apr 2, 2014 11:59 AM
A Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat deployed from the Australian Navy ship the HMAS Success searches for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 on April 2, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

PERTH (AFP) - The protracted search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was boosted on Wednesday with the arrival of a British nuclear submarine in the Indian Ocean, ahead of a visit to Australia by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

The personal jet of Oscar-winning New Zealand movie director Peter Jackson is also now reportedly being used in the multinational hunt for the plane that vanished on March 8 with 239 people on board.

Despite extensive scouring of remote Indian Ocean waters by planes and ships southwest of Perth where Malaysia believes the jet went down, nothing has been found so far that would indicate a crash site.

"No significant developments to report," the Australian Maritime Safety Authority tweeted after 10 planes returned from flying sorties on Tuesday evening in a now familiar update on drawing a blank.

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