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SAF to offer Malaysia more help to locate missing MAS plane

Published on Mar 17, 2014 10:19 PM
 
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has offered Malaysia the help of its Information Fusion Centre to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. -- ST FILE PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has offered Malaysia the help of its Information Fusion Centre to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

The centre, which collates information on maritime security issues, has access to a network of 13 navies and 51 civilian shipping companies. All of these have been activated to report any unusual sightings in designated search areas to help coordinate search efforts.

Also helping in search efforts are international liaison officers from 13 countries, including India, Brunei, and the United States, who are stationed in Singapore.

As search operations in the South China Sea and Malacca Straits have been called off, the Fokker-50 maritime patrol aircraft, which was deployed to Malaysia last Friday, has returned to Singapore.