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    People who are careless with their electronics are going to result in a total ban and shaft everyone.

    I don't think MH370 disappeared as a result of an electrical fire. And someone knows exactly where it is.
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    For sure we don't know (yet*)
    But
    MH370 cargo bay was filled with 2t of electronic products including Li-ion batteries as we have detailed it earlier.**

    *crossing fingers
    **sry for self quoting

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    Satellite images of ocean debris suggest 3 places to search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

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    Taken two weeks after MH370 disappeared on 8 March 2014, the photos were analysed by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). Its researchers used drift modelling of the debris to suggest a new potential location for the crash site — a 5,000 sq km (1930 sq miles) area just north of the former search zone.
    Two Australian government agencies, Geoscience Australia and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), analysed the images, which were taken by a French military satellite but not released to the public.
    The report said the detected objects appeared to form clusters, rather than being randomly scattered across the area.
    The findings seemed to bolster the ATSB’s conclusion last November that the plane most likely crashed north of waters it spent more than two-and-a-half years searching. The CSIRO report provided precise coordinates —35.6°S, 92.8°E.
    The fact that photos taken just north of the search zone were not reviewed at the time is rather weird. What utility has a Fr military sat if data recovered after such a tragic event are left unchecked for 3 years?

    We had the debris littering the beaches illegally burnt on the place and pushed back at sea in French island La Reunion under the request of local authorities, the erupting volcano there triggering an evacuation of journalists away from the search zone without any real eruption and now this...


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    US search company Ocean Infinity offers to look for MH370

    Ocena Infinity

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    USA Today.com
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    In another bizarre twist, ‘Assassination’ of Malaysian consul Zahid Raza in Madagascar fuels new MH370 conspiracy

    “What makes a possible link to MH370 even more suspicious is that in the time period surrounding his death, Mr Raza was expected to visit the Malagasy Ministry of Transport, retrieve additional recovered pieces, and deliver those pieces to Malaysia.”
    With the nbr of people directly or remotely involved in this story, a lot a striking coincidence can happen without having any direct links. Let's not fuel any speculation.

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    Search (probably) resumed

    Ocean Infinity, a company based in Houston, Texas, that is negotiating with the Malaysian government to undertake the search on a “no-find, no-fee bounty” principle is now sending its search vessel to begin an operation early in January.

    Mark Antelme, a spokesman for Ocean Infinity, confirmed to The Daily Beast that although the company still does not have a final contract in place with the Malaysians it has decided to get its search vessel, Seabed Contractor, to the Indian Ocean.

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    More details today (Rare.us)
    [Ocean Infinity] say the reduced time is due in part because of the technology they will be using on its Seabed Constructor [(the ship)].

    Although the equipment is said to be unsuited to turbulent water, the period between December and March provides the calmest seas, and officials maintain their optimism.

    Australian oceanographers say they also found what they believe to be “a most-likely location of the aircraft” 100 miles to the north of the original search area, and believe there is an “unprecedented precision and certainty” about the likelihood of finding 370 there.
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    Seabed Constructor - on loan by Ocean infinity - sailed of to search for MH370


    The strange ship’s name is Seabed Constructor. She is a Norwegian research vessel, built in 2014 and owned by Swire Seabed, a dredging and surveying firm in Bergen. At the moment, though, she is leased to Ocean Infinity, a company based in Houston, Texas. And the task Ocean Infinity has hired her for is a hard one: to find whatever is left of flight MH370, a Boeing 777-200ER that left Kuala Lumpur on March 8th 2014 with 239 people on board and vanished over the Indian Ocean.
    EDIT (180106):
    Confirmation of approval from the Malaysian gov appeared today in the press

    Some more detail about the search campaign:

    Now a team involving Inmarsat, a London-based global satellite network, Boeing, Australian air accident investigators and an American exploration company that has leased the world's most advanced civilian ocean-survey ship, have joined forces to launch a new search.

    A new search for MH370 is about to startGetty

    A new search for the missing flight MH370 is poised to start
    The survey ship, which has a large helicopter landing pad, an array of spherical antennae, a recovery crane that can lift 250 tonnes rising from the stern and is equipped with a fleet of underwater drones, left Durban, South Africa, four days ago and is heading to the Indian Ocean.

    Experts in London believe the wreckage of the plane is most likely lying along latitude 35 degree south, which is north of the previous search area at a depth of between 5-6 kilometres.

    The ship is expected to start searching for the airliner in about 10 days.
    90 days to find the plane.

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    Let's hope they can find the plane and bring closure to the families, and expose conspiracies, if any.
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    Yes, it would be nice to find the wreckage and bring closure to the families.
    I do hope the search is successful.
    However, the conspiracy theories won't go away unless the wreckage can tell us what happened and why. Any chance the Flight data recorder would be if any use after all this time?
    And even then, it's likely that hard core conspiracy buffs will say the investigation was "cooked".
    There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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    It seems they put all the chances with them to get them back (FDR):


    U.S. Team Deploys Robot Swarm to Find Jet


    The team from the Texas-based company Ocean Infinity are using for the first time a swarm of eight drone-like autonomous underwater vehicles, AUVs, to scour the ocean floor in an area not previously searched.

    The AUVs are launched from the command ship, Seabed Constructor. The system is so untried that while en route from the Caribbean to the search site the vessel paused several times to carry out trials at depths similar to those at the Indian Ocean search site, up to 3.6 miles.
    [...]

    The most vital part of the wreck to find is the airplane’s flight data recorder. There is no way of knowing if the data stored in the recorder can have survived so long at such great depths, but if the robot swarm locates the wreck, the Seabe
    Link to the AUV factsheet

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    More detail on Ocean Infinity in the press:


    It’s a high-risk gambit. The payout is not considerably large [...]

    Given the long odds, it’s striking that anyone would want to roll the dice.

    Some have speculated that the effort is essentially an act of charity by deep-pocketed philanthropists. But it would seem strange for do-gooders to keep their operation shrouded in as much secrecy as the group behind the Seabed Constructor has — basically we know nothing about it.

    [...]

    A third explanation is that the backers don’t think their odds of finding the plane are long — either because they are clueless or because they possess some information that the rest of us don’t.

    [...]
    The company’s Texas filing lists its directors as Oliver Plunkett, 45*, and Ross Hyett, 64. Both men are based in London and work in the wealth-management field, finding investments for high-net-worth clients. Each serves on the board of a private company owned by Paul Roderick Clucas Marshall, a British hedge-fund manager worth an estimated $683 million. Marshall has long been active in the Liberal Democrats party (and is the father of Mumford & Sons member Winston Marshall). Marshall’s publicist denies that he is behind Ocean Infinity, however.

    As the story unfolds new strange angles continue to emerge. With Seabed Constructor approaching the search zone last weekend, users of a ship-tracking site noticed that another vessel, the 312-foot Maersk Mariner, had left the Australian port of Fremantle in Western Australia and was heading for a rendezvous. The Mariner is a so-called anchor-handling vessel designed to support offshore oil drilling. The purpose of its current mission is so far unclear.
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    *By the way: "Oliver Plunkett (also spelt Oliver Plunket) (Irish: Oilibhéar Pluincéid), (1 November 1625 – 1 July 1681) was the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland who was the last victim of the Popish Plot. He was beatified in 1920 and canonised in 1975, thus becoming the first new Irish saint for almost seven hundred years. His portrait is by Garrett Murphy the celebrated Irish painter."
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    ...they possess some information that the rest of us don’t.
    Hmmm..........I'm willing to bet my new hiking boots that somebody knows where the plane is.
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    Some details of the search contract:

    If the mission is successful within three months, payment will be made based on the size of the area searched. Malaysia says it will pay Ocean Infinity $20 million for 5,000 square kilometers (1,930 square miles) of a successful search, $30 million for 15,000 square kilometers (5,790 square miles), $50 million for 25,000 square kilometers (9,653 square miles) and $70 million if the plane or flight recorders are found beyond the identified area.


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    Publication of the latest detailed investigation report from the Malaysian authorites has been delayed upon completion of the latest search campaign:

    9. The publication of the detailed investigation report, that is the Safety Report, based on currently available information has been suspended pending the outcome of the latest search effort, since any new evidence uncovered is likely to significantly affect the investigation. In the event that the aircraft is found, the Team will conduct further investigation. If the aircraft is not found and a decision is made to discontinue the search, the Team will resume the completion of the report and release it in the months ahead.
    abridged report can be found here

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    Seabed Constructor returns to port for resupply


    Once the Seabed Constructor returns to sea it will complete the priority area and then move further north to cover areas identified by the Independent Group and the University of WA
    [...]
    The clock* does not run while the ship returns to port to refuel and resupply.
    EDIT (033018):
    MH370 search vessel back on the case

    Source (a golden nugget among all the junk news I have to say):
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    *In reference to the three month deadline given by the Malaysia
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    27Vet...
    Why do you believe that?
    What motive would someone have for not being forthcoming with the location?
    Who is the someone?
    There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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    Box 35S to be searched next week

    One source close to the investigation says only one of the five auto pilot settings — constant magnetic heading (CMH) — would lead to a crash site at 35S, where the ocean current at the time ran in the opposite direction, towards Africa.
    Box 35S is close (West) to where French satellite imagery came from (the ones that were not reviewed for years -read here)
    French satellite images first seen in March 2014, a week or so after the plane disappeared, showed white objects in this same area, at 35S.
    At the time the objects were dismissed as unimportant.
    [...]
    The drift analysis included retrospective calculations to gauge where the objects might have been in the hours after MH370 disappeared. And sure enough, it was around 35S, the new zone where Ocean Infinity is preparing to search.
    EDIT:
    Latest update from Ocean Infinity report:
    Search to be interrupted at the end of April for crew change (and weather).
    Report 042418

    EDIT (as of 050118):
    Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s CEO: As the team head in to port after another six weeks’ hard work, I am pleased to say our technology has performed exceptionally well throughout the search and that we have collected significant amounts of high quality data in which we have full confidence. The results from the highly challenging Broken Ridge feature are particularly impressive.
    Whilst it’s disappointing there has been no sign of MH370 in the Australian Transport Safety Bureau search area and further north, there is still some search time remaining. Everyone at Ocean Infinity remains absolutely determined for the remainder of the search.”
    Report 043018



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    Here is a report from the Guardian apparently (it was posted on another forum)

    MH370 search reveals clues to 19th century shipwreck mysteries

    Unprecedented search operation leads to discovery of two vessels that sank south-west of Australia

    A four-year search of the depths of the Indian Ocean has failed to locate Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. But the sonar seabed hunt for the missing airliner might be close to solving two 19th-century mysteries the locations of two sailing ships that vanished with cargos of coal.

    Maritime historians on Thursday published a short list of possible identities of two shipwrecks found in the course of the initial 710,000 sq km (274,000 sq mile), three-year search for the Boeing 777 that was lost in 2014 with 238 people aboard.

    The wrecks were found in 2015, seven months and 36 km apart, 2,300 km south-west of Australia in debris fields scattered with coal more than 3.7 km below the ocean’s surface.
    MH370: US team extends mission after failing to find plane in initial search zone
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    The searchers had a closer look with underwater drones that took photographs of both sites and retrieved a coal sample from one. Analysis showed the coal was probably from Britain, a Western Australian Museum report said.

    The museum’s examination of the images of the scattered remnants of a ship discovered on 19 May 2015, found it was possibly the brig W Gordon or the barque Magdala, according to incomplete records of ships lost in that period.

    W Gordon was on a voyage from Scotland to Australia when it disappeared in 1877 with 10 crew aboard. Magdala was lost in 1882 while sailing from Wales to Indonesia.

    The report found the splintered wreck was most likely sunk by an explosion. Coal cargoes in the era exploded through sparking of methane gas accumulating below deck or the spontaneous combustion of overheated coal.

    An iron wreck found on 19 December 2015 was most likely the barque West Ridge, which vanished while sailing from England to India with 28 sailors in 1883, the report said. A coal sample from that wreck suggested the cargo was from Britain.

    There was no evidence of what caused the disaster, but the wreck’s location east of the trade route from Europe to Asia suggested it might have been heading to the closest port in Australia for help.

    The museum’s assistant curator of maritime archaeology, Ross Anderson, said the new data about the two 19th century sinkings was a significant byproduct of the search for MH370, which was flying from Malaysia to China when communications with it were lost.

    But Anderson doubted that the identities of the two deepest wrecks found in the Indian Ocean would ever be confirmed without a wealthy private benefactor because of their depth and remoteness.

    “These are the deepest wrecks so far located in the Indian Ocean, they’re some of the most remote shipwrecks in the world,” he said.

    The initial underwater sonar probe scoured remote seabed at depths of up to 6,000 meters (20,000 ft) before Malaysia, China and Australia agreed to end the state-funded search for MH370 last year. The wrecks were found during that search.

    The wrecks of two trawlers sunk the late 20th century were also discovered, but the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, which supervised the search, did not ask the museum to research them.

    Ocean Infinity, a US technology company conducting a new search, said this week it had covered nearly 80,000 sq km since January without finding any sign of the plane’s wreckage.

    In January, the Malaysian government pledged to pay Texas-based Ocean Infinity up to $70m (£51.4m) if it could find the wreckage or black boxes of the aircraft within 90 days.
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    Hello,

    With regard to the two coal carrier shipwrecks discovered and dated 1800's to be lost en-route to Australia loaded with coal.

    This link gives details of Australian Coal discovery and production.

    http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@....2569E3001F5555

    It seems odd that as they had discovered and were mineing coal in Australia back in the mid/late 1800's, that they would import coal from the UK ?


    I think that I may have misread the original post , it may just have being referring to what was coal that would have been the ship's fuel. Not as I read, the ship's cargo.

    Alex
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    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/wor...mystery-solved

    Problem solved, we will know the answer in June, (maybe).
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    "They are very compelling," aviation analyst Henry Harteveldt, president of Atmosphere Research Group, told CBS News' Kris Van Cleave. "What I find very compelling is the hypothesis that the pilot did this deliberately, and did one of the most heinous acts in modern commercial aviation."
    And someone just put all his energy in achieving probably one of the most heinous form of laziness ever acted in 60 minute time of serious modern TV.

    Note:
    The plane didn't crash nose down but probably stalled and splashed at much lower speed and a much different attitude than asserted by the so-called expert during the show. This has been publicly acknowledged by the enquiry as a certitude (autopilot keeping the plane level despite loss of power due to fuel pulsed starvation). Starring at the salvaged piece of leading edge with a severe look in the eyes won't change that result.

    10 minutes of appropriate reading would have allowed the 60min team to get that info first hand. Given the horrendous accusation devoid of any facts and exacerbated by the dramatic tempus of a 60min show, IMOHO this amount to gratuitous accusation and diffamation [/legalMode]


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    You can watch the show here on Youtube:



    Note:
    - there are none evidence that substantiate with facts the conclusion that Germanwings Flight 9525 was the result of an act of mass-murder. It still remains to this day a deliberate interpretation of the Fr bureau driven by the early intimate opinion voiced by its leading prosecutor that was put in charge of the accident investigation. Given that the accusations smeared in the press to the point of constituting by itself an evidence was a the leading factor driving the enquiry, the duplication of this by the 60 minute team can only be seen as a deliberate choice, given that the possibility of a laisser-aller won't honor their professionalism.

    - "The [locked away] captain can be heard trying to make is way back [in the cockpit]" (Germanwings)... That's all the problem. None of the audio were ever released. At one point (before the existence of the audio was acknowledged), a journalist got to hear the band*** "a hundred times" commenting on the panic stricken cabin but he was then highly criticized and nothing more has transpired of it. None of the family have reported that there were offered the chance to ear the last words of their loved-one.*

    - There are strong concordent evidence that the flap recovered in the FR island of La Réunion had multiple stays in the water with one witness acknowledging that this specific part had washed-up on the beach where he was in charge of burning drift-aloft debris or throwing them back in the water when not possible, what he remembered that he did with that one**. Maritime life stuck on it where more local species than anything else (if my memory stands right, that were the conclusions of two laboratory - but this has been the subject of some post here in this thread - please scroll back HERE if interested). Hence, the erosion of the thinner part of the flap is more probably the consequence of being washed up on the rocky beach (not sand beaches, small stones) and/or when it was dragged back in the water.

    - The simulation (if Microsoft Flight simulator simplistic flight models can ever been ascertained as a valid simulation for a very long haul flight with numerous corner waypoints): let's be clear, how many of us have not been called away from our screen while "flight simming" for something as casually urgent like the evening dinner, guest coming or a quick run at the night shop for a brick of milk. As this become now facts for a criminal investigation? And what generally become of "our plane" if put on various autopilot mode? She would fly until the last bit of virtual fuel is expended... And crashes. Did the FBI (who first searched the computer) stated that the pilot had actually dived the plane on that occasion at the end of this long simulated flight (something that will show-up immediately in the sim flight log)?... No. End of arguments.


    *To me there should be room in it to make 60 min of a bright dramatic show of just this
    ** Something that stand aside of any French laws despite the weird given order from the island administration
    *** Here is a CNN interview of that Journalist
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    Australian search defended after 60 Minutes criticism

    US scientist Victor Iannello said he had watched the episode twice and found nothing new in terms of evidence or insights.
    “What I did see were some of the experts confusing speculation with facts, and cherry-picking evidence to support their pet theories while carefully omitting contradicting evidence,’’ he said.
    An exhaustive and patient deconstruction of what those "experts" said during the show. All sourced material being available first hand in the ATSB report, it's is stunning that a team of journalist did take such shadowy road well away from well paved methodologies of professional journalism*... Will one day someone take the occasion to make a TV show after the Lost 60 minutes team?


    *Add to that the fact that the web see now a surge of similar articles about the alleged mad Captain and we are back to the Germanwings story: coordinated media lynching.
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    Here is an interesting article I found which supports the hijack theory. It was well known that Zaharie and the co-pilot were lax as far as cockpit security is concerned.

    Briefly, it concerns the satcom system. Very complicated to deactivate from the cockpit, easier by entering the E&E bay, but access to the E&E bay is in the first class section, so if Zaharie had locked the copilot out of the cockpit, he wouldn't have been able to turn off the satcom until the copilot and pax were dead. Which would have taken some time as they would have had oxygen for at least 20 minutes.

    http://jeffwise.net/2016/05/16/the-s...fate-of-mh370/
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    Once again putting the assumption that there was a mass-murderer on board and then setting a path full of technical justification for that hypothesis is wrong.

    Wrong.

    Thousands of flight take place every days and there is statiscally far more criminals in the air than such reported occurrences. So why focus on the very narrow margin?!

    Question: if you hear that the cabin is full of incapaciting smoke and fly above an unforgiving ocean, what would you do? You would probably attempt to depressurize the cabin and cut all electrical non-essential power In a desesperate attempt to starve any fire in the cargo bay. Then turn home keeping your alt (passengers have downed masks with enough O2 for you to assess the situation).

    You can't presuppose that one of the pilot or passengers was a mass murderer. Hijacker want money. And for that they need some bargain power... Which generally happen to be the passengers.

    I am sorry 27Vet but this does not make sense.

    IMOHO It could very well be that the captain or his copilot were heroes subdued only by overhelming elements.

    On that occasion I will remind all that the cargo was full of Li batteries. The very one element now banned on any commercial flights.

    Captains avid of Flight simmulations are not. Circuit breakers neithers. EoA.
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    I can’t forgive [Malaysian] air force: MH370 pilot’s sister


    Among questions not fully explained over the plane’s dis*appearance is why the Malaysian air force did not scramble a jet to follow the airliner as it veered off course.
    Former defence minister Hishamuddin Hussein has previously said: “If you’re not going to shoot it down, what’s the point of sending (a fighter) up?”
    Ms Shah told The Australian; “Everyone’s wish is that they find the wreckage. If that is not possible, the next-best thing is that they bring everyone (who failed to act) to book; the air force, the former defence minister.”
    The latest “no find, no fee” search by Ocean Infinity in the southern Indian Ocean officially ends tomorrow […]
    Amazing that a plane that veered 180deg off-course and went radio silent hadn't inspired more effort to question the whererabouts of their passengers (that were also mostly Malaysian nationals*).

    She said rumours he had *orchestrated the plane’s dis*appearance had devastated the family.
    Zaharie and co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid were initially named by Malaysian authorities as suspects in the aircraft’s dis*appearance, but exonerated.
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    *
    Manifest for Flight MH370
    153 Chinese
    38 Malaysians
    7 Indonesians
    6 Australians
    5 Indians
    4 French
    3 Americans
    2 each from New Zealand, Ukraine and Canada
    One each from Russia, Taiwan, Netherlands
    Two men - one confirmed as Iranian - travelling under stolen Italian and Austrian passports
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    MH370 Didn’t Just Disappear, It Was Caught in a Swamp of Corruption

    Some good lines here, especially on the Malaysian context and the perspectives

    Wherever the 239 victims of MH370 are entombed, they represent a comprehensive failure of the systems and people that were supposed to protect them from such an appalling fate. For sure, air travel is safer today than it has ever been. Nonetheless, the last thing that we can tolerate is that the cause of a crash should remain unknown. As all crash investigators will tell you, the cause might well be something that has never happened before. And might happen again.
    Source:
    The Daily Beast.com

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    Ocean infinity ended all searches on the 29th of May having started on the 8th March 2018.


    Here are the words of its CEO:

    Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s CEO, said:
    “I would firstly like to extend the thoughts of everyone at Ocean Infinity to the families of those who have lost loved ones on MH370. Part of our motivation for renewing the search was to try to provide some answers to those affected. It is therefore with a heavy heart that we end our current search without having achieved that aim.
    We are most grateful to the Government of Malaysia for entertaining our offer and affording us the opportunity to recommence the search. The commitment that the new government in Malaysia has made to prioritising finding MH370 was very good to hear.
    We want to thank the team onboard Seabed Constructor who have worked tirelessly and all the many companies, organizations and individuals whose support, guidance and advice were invaluable. The staff at the ATSB whose dedication to finding the plane has been unwavering deserve our particular gratitude.
    Whilst clearly the outcome so far is extremely disappointing, as a company, we are truly proud of what we have achieved both in terms of the quality of data we’ve produced and the speed with which we covered such a vast area. There simply has not been a subsea search on this scale carried out as efficiently or as effectively ever before.
    We sincerely hope that we will be able to again offer our services in the search for MH370 in future.”

    Source:
    Ocean Infinity.com/mh370

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    Hello,
    Some time ago I am sure that I saw on one of the pages in this thread a picture of a large twin engined a/c that seemed to have been under water. If I am correct, then can someone please redirect me to it as I cannot find it today.
    Thanks
    Alex

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    Sorry Alex, I have no remembrance of that one. Have you tried browsing thread's attachments?

    Malaysia to finally collect critical MH370 debris


    Malaysia has agreed to collect two pieces of critical debris from MH370 that were found almost two years ago and were the subject of an alleged assassination.
    The two pieces, discovered by local villagers, reinforce the high-speed crash theory, according to wreck hunter Blaine Gibson.
    The pieces – one from the interior, the other a fin of the engine – were found in September 2016 by local villagers at beaches on Madagascar.
    […]
    The two items were due to be picked up in August last year by Zahid Raza, the Honorary Malaysian Consul in Madagascar, when he was assassinated
    Source:
    AirlineRatings.com

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