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Robot submersible won't be deployed until another signal is detected: MH370 search chief

Published on Apr 8, 2014 11:55 AM
The Australian Navy ship HMAS Success (in the foreground) performing a replenishment at sea evolution with the Royal Malaysian Navy ship KD Lekiu, providing it with more fuel during the continuing search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 on April 8, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

Missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 special report

PERTH (AFP) - The hunt for underwater signals from missing Flight MH370 is likely to continue for days before a robot submersible is deployed to comb the seabed, the Australian search chief said on Tuesday.

"We need to continue that (search) for several days to the point at which there is absolutely no doubt that the pinger batteries will have expired," Mr Angus Houston said.

"Until we stop the pinger search we will not deploy the submersible."

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