KUALA LUMPUR: A US exploration firm said Wednesday it has sent a high-tech vessel in hopes of soon resuming the hunt for flight MH370, whose disappearance is one of aviation’s greatest mysteries. The Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared in March 2014 with 239 people—mostly from China—on board en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing after diverting from its flight path. No sign of the plane was found in a 120,000 square kilometer (46,000 square mile) search zone selected by satellite analysis of the jet’s likely trajectory. “We are moving the vessel, Seabed Constructor, towards the vicinity of the possible search zone,” a spokesman for the company told Agence France-Presse. The vessel is carrying several autonomous submarines which can be launched from the ship to scour the seabed for the jet.
Source: Manila Times January 03, 2018 12:11 UTC