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New phase of MH370 search to include government-furnished assets

Published on Jun 27, 2014 3:50 PM
 
A file handout photo taken on April 7, 2014 and released on April 11 by the Australian Defence shows Able Seaman Maritime Logistics – Steward Kirk Scott keeping watch on the forecastle of auxiliary oiler HMAS Success as they conduct a Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Toowoomba whilst both ships are deployed in search of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. The new phase in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will include Government-furnished assets such as the Multi-Beam Echo Sounder and Prosas Towed Side Scan Sonar. -- PHOTO: AFP

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The new phase in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will include Government-furnished assets such as the Multi-Beam Echo Sounder and Prosas Towed Side Scan Sonar.

Defence Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the assets would be deployed for both the bathymetric survey and the search of the sea floor.

"Datuk Rahim Bakri, the Asset Deployment Committee chairman, recently led a delegation to Canberra to discuss and coordinate the arrangements for Malaysia's participation in this phase of the search operation," he said in a statement on Friday.

On the new phase, Mr Hishammuddin said an expert satellite working group has been working for eight weeks and has reviewed and refined all existing information to define the search zone along the arc in the southern Indian Ocean.

 
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