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Malaysian Airlines MH370 contact lost

Old 6th Feb 2018, 13:06
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MH370 Search Progress

As expected, Malaysia issued an update on the MH370 search this morning (Feb 6).
The report is for the week ending February 4.

MH370 not found. All 8 AUVs are being used. Weather has been good.

It shows that almost all of Site 1, Area 1 has been completed (the southern most of the three yellow sections). This represent 7500 sqKm out of the 33030 sq Km in site 1 and the 81353 sq Km in total. That's a bit more than 9% of the total.

The search vehicle has left for port (Freemantle) and so no progress against the search area is expected this coming week.

It is scheduled to depart Freemantle for the search zone on February 12th. So I expect the search to resume around the 16th.

Here is the site:

Official Site for MH370 Underwater Search Reports
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Old 6th Feb 2018, 15:08
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At first I thought huh? they've been on-site only two weeks and already they've gone away on a nearly two week round trip to Fremantle for resupply and crew change? But the seas down there can be pretty wild and although they say "favorable weather is forecasted" I guess the weather may not be reliable enough for the survey ship to stay on location with a tender bringing crew and supplies.
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Old 6th Feb 2018, 15:57
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Also, I believe they sailed from South Africa, so they've been at sea for some time.

With a 'no find, no fee' deal, I'm sure they've worked out the best schedule to search the largest possible area.
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Old 6th Feb 2018, 16:59
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I belive they should include the area with shallow water near the presumed black box pings that were heard on 5 & 6 of April 2014. Also, the barnacles age and species on the flaperon would indicate a possible location.
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