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Australian vessel Ocean Shield back in Indian Ocean to search for MH370

Published on May 14, 2014 4:13 PM
 
Australian navy vessel HMAS Ocean Shield is back in the Indian Ocean to search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

CANBERRA - Australian navy vessel Ocean Shield is back in the Indian Ocean to search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

After a short port visit, the vessel returned on Tuesday to the vicinity of the acoustic signals picked up by the towed pinger locator in April, Australia's Joint Agency Coordinating Centre (JACC) said in a statement on Wednesday.

The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Bluefin-21, was deployed from Ocean Shield on Tuesday afternoon but was recovered about two hours later to investigate communications problems, JACC said, adding that the submarine has not been redeployed.

 The international search effort presently includes assets from Australia, China, Malaysia and the United States.

 
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