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Old 17th Oct 2017, 08:01
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MH 370 search to resume?

The 7 Television Network in Australia is carrying a story, claiming a resumption of the search MH 370 will be announced tomorrow.

Supposedly US operator Ocean Infinity will be involved, with the Malaysian Government agreeing to a no find, no fee deal.
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Old 17th Oct 2017, 09:31
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So they are agreeing on a FF.
Find= Fee!

How big would that be? Any idea?
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Old 17th Oct 2017, 10:30
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Originally Posted by Trackmaster
The 7 Television Network in Australia is carrying a story, claiming a resumption of the search MH 370 will be announced tomorrow
Good afternoon,

In BANGKOK POST today (2017 October 17) too there is this information (with details).

Here are some extracts :


Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said proposals were received from US-based seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity, Dutch firm Fugro and an unidentified Malaysian company.

"We won’t be deciding anything now on whether we are embarking on a new search or not," Mr Liow told reporters on the sidelines of an event in Kuala Lumpur. We have to discuss with the companies. It will take some time as it's some detailed discussions," he said. Mr Liow was commenting on media reports from Australia that said Malaysia could resume the search as early as this week.

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Old 3rd Jan 2018, 14:50
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MH370 search restarted.

A Norwegian research vessel, the Seabed Constructor, equipped with eight autonomous submarines has departed from Durban today for the search area, 1800km west of Perth.

“With multiple autonomous vehicle working simultaneously utilizing innovative technology, we are able to survey huge swathes of the seabed, quickly and with outstanding accuracy,’’ the company’s website says.
Let's hope for a good outcome.

https://www.economist.com/news/scien...ntastical-ship
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 21:46
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MH370 search restarts

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/01/23/seabed-constructor-begins-search-for-mh370/

The Seabed Constructor is reported on site and has started the search for MH370.
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Old 1st Feb 2018, 16:02
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MH370 Not found where expected.

The news outlet "The Australian" is reporting in its Business/Aviation section that the MH370 has not been found where it was expected.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/aviation
The hunt for MH370 has covered the area scientists predicted it would be, without finding the aircraft.
There were actually two regions that Ocean Infinity was to search. This seems to suggest that the search in first region (with the $20M bounty) has been completed.

The full article is behind a pay wall.

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Old 5th Feb 2018, 12:58
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MH370 search.

Apparently, Malaysia plans on issuing weekly updates on the progress of the MH370 search by Ocean Infinity.

It's first report was Jan 30, for the period Jan 21 - 28. So I expect we should see the next one tomorrow.

Here is the site:

Official Site for #MH370 - MH370 Underwater Search 2018 - 30 January 2018

The chart below shows the progress. The chart itself includes the legend for most of the color coding. But there are two exceptions:

1) The section in orange is half of the "Site 1, Area 1" search area. It is designated the "Phase 1" search area - and it is orange because, as of Jan 28, it had been completed (with no MH370 finds).

2) No legend or explanation is provided in the report for the red box. It is the other half of "Site 1 Area 1". My guess is that it was the next area to be searched.




There is additional information in this report:
http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel...92bf667d2e24aa
Be patient with this news report. It starts out reporting about the search ships AIS, but it gets better.
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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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Old 6th Mar 2023, 15:39
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