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  1. #601
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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
    The Australian.com
    Last edited by TomcatViP; 5th September 2017 at 11:25.

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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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    Rare.us (Houston)
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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.
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    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
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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.

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    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.
    http://forum.keypublishing.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=24455&dateline=137163  6822Hindsight is what you see from the tailgunner's position...

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