New phase of MH370 search to include government-furnished assets
Published on Jun 27, 2014 3:50 PM
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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