Date
20 November 2017
Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein pledged that Malaysia will not stop searching for the missing aircraft until it is found. Photo: AFP
Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein pledged that Malaysia will not stop searching for the missing aircraft until it is found. Photo: AFP

More ships to scour seabed for MH370

Four months after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines’ Flight 370, Kuala Lumpur said it would step up its search for the missing jetliner in the southern Indian Ocean, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

Hishammuddin Hussein, the country’s defense minister, said Malaysia will send one of its navy vessels with deep-sea survey equipment as well as two commercial vessels with towed, sonar-equipped submersibles to join the international search.

“The search will not stop until we find it,” Hishammuddin said, adding that its naval vessel Bunga Mas 6 will continue to provide logistical support to other ships involved in the search in the area, according to the newspaper.

MH370 was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it disappeared on March 8 with 239 people aboard. Analyses of satellite signals from the aircraft show that it mysteriously turned south after passing the northern tip of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, ran out of fuel over the southern Indian Ocean and crashed, the report said.

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