US Firm to Resume Search for Missing Malaysian Flight

07 January, 2018, 17:24 | Author: Terri Saunders
  • Pic The Economist

- A USA -based company has dispatched a ship into the Indian Ocean in hopes of quickly resuming the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 if it soon secures a contract to do the job.

Norwegian research vessel Seabed Constructor, leased by Ocean Infinity for the search, set off from South Africa this month for the southern Indian Ocean, where MH370 is believed to have disappeared.

USA company Ocean Infinity dispatched a search vessel, the Seabed Constructor, from South Africa earlier this week, ABC reports.

"This is created to save time should the contract award be forthcoming, as hoped", it said. "Now we have approached Australia and China, and we are working together to resume the search for MH370", he said. The Minister of Transport, Liow Tiong Lai, said that the contract will be signed next week and will only have an economic cost if it concludes successfully, as agreed between both sides in October. The ship will comb parts of the Indian Ocean for remains of the lost 777 aircraft, which mysteriously went missing with 239 people aboard during a March 2014 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The plane was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew.

Saudi Arabia confirms arrest of royals over protest
The princes were also seeking compensation for their cousin's death, who was convicted and executed in 2016 for murdering a man. Government employees will receive a monthly cost-of-living allowance of 1,000 riyals ($266) for one year.


The governments of Malaysia, China and Australia had called off the almost three-year official search last January without solving the mystery. He said his government was committed to continue with the search. But a report from the Australian Transport Safety Board released later in the year pointed to a new search area where the plane could be found.

New Australian Transport Minister Barnaby Joyce told Australian Broadcasting Corp. on Thursday that the decision on whether to resume the search was Malaysia's.

"It is our duty to look for answers and the plane, and as of today the government has chose to go ahead with the search", he said.

Recommended:

  • Day three of Newlands Test washed out

    Day three of Newlands Test washed out

    He couldn't complete his 18th over and was limping slightly as he headed to the dressing rooms at Newlands. The teams are meeting in a three-test series this month with matches in Pretoria and Johannesburg to come.

    'Game of Thrones' Kit Harington Drunk and Disorderly During Pool Game

    According to reports he was asked to leave the hip bar but then returned before he was physically ejected. The showbiz site reported the star banged on the table and got in peoples' faces during the bust-up.
    IED That Killed 4 Cops In Sopore Was Planted Beneath A Shop

    IED That Killed 4 Cops In Sopore Was Planted Beneath A Shop

    The slain cops were identified as ASI Irshad Ahmad, besides Constables Ghulam Nabi, Parvaiz Ahmad and Mohammad Amin. Militants had planted the IED near a shop in a lane between the "Chotta Bazaar" and "Bada Bazaar" in Sopore.
  • Tiger Zinda Hai Day 17 in overseas

    Tiger Zinda Hai Day 17 in overseas

    Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Tiger Zinda Hai has successfully surpassed two weeks at the Box Office. There is no big release this week and Tiger Zinda Hai is expected to take full advantage of it.
    Damon West says Alabama, Georgia are more than football powers

    Damon West says Alabama, Georgia are more than football powers

    Alabama played late Monday night, returned to Tuscaloosa on Tuesday and wasn't able to resume full practice until Wednesday. Now he is going to a party to watch the game Monday night and will be the only one there supporting the Crimson tide.
    India in South Africa 2018 Scoreboard

    India in South Africa 2018 Scoreboard

    But day 2 had a number of talking points - India resumed on 28/3 but after lunch they were 92 for 7. It's not a nice thing, but we have to find a way to win this Test match", he said.
  • Liverpool offer £50 voucher to fans who bought Philippe Coutinho shirts

    It comes after Liverpool agreed for the Brazilian, 25 , to join Barcelona for £142million on Saturday, ending a long-running transfer saga.

    Switch Sales On Point - Nintendo Switch Declared the Fastest Selling Console

    What makes the Nintendo Switch game console unique is its ability to be played on the go or at home in front of a player's TV. Indie companies are also developing for the Switch, porting favorites like Stardew Valley, SteamWorld Dig 2, and Overcooked.
    Chelsea boss Conte 'disappointed' after Norwich stalemate

    Chelsea boss Conte 'disappointed' after Norwich stalemate

    Chelsea had a lot of half chances in the match, with David Luiz, Willian and Davide Zappacosta all going close with their long-range efforts.
  • Jio cuts tariff by Rs

    Jio cuts tariff by Rs

    However, unlike Jio and Airtel , Idea Cellular is limiting the voice calls to just 250 minutes per day and 1000 minutes per week. And it seems that Reliance Jio will continue to rollout cheap data plans to claim its supremacy in the Indian telecom market.
    Sailors Missing After Ships Collide Off China's East Coast

    Sailors Missing After Ships Collide Off China's East Coast

    The 21-strong crew of the cargo ship had been rescued, it said. " Sanchi is floating and burning as of now", the ministry said. The cargo ship, the CF Crystal , was transporting grain from the US to Guangdong province in southern China, the BBC reported.
    President HW Bush offers condolences on passing of astronaut John Young

    President HW Bush offers condolences on passing of astronaut John Young

    It was the first time NASA had ever launched a manned mission without first testing unmanned versions of the same vehicle. John Watts Young was born September 24, 1930, in San Francisco to William Young and Wanda Howland Young.


Popular

Netanyahu calls for closure of UN Palestinian refugee agency
The State Department official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: "That [Axios] story is very misleading". Trump has been ramping up his blackmail tactics as part of his policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

ESPN Cuts Ties With Donovan McNabb After Investigation Into Sexual Harassment Claims
The network officially cut ties with the two after a month-long investigation, SportsBusiness Daily reported on Friday. McNabb had been working for ESPN as a radio host while Davis worked for ESPNLA Radio when the charges came to light.

Contestants step out of the house to meet their fans
When asked if she is open to be a part of Bigg Boss in future, Shubhangi said, "Yes, I am very much open for reality shows". Hina's Khatron Ke Khiladi colleague Geeta Phogat also tweeted in favour of the Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai actress.

Panthers sign Ron Rivera to two-year extension
Carolina needs skill-position players, and its offensive line left Newton to pick himself up far too many times this year. Rivera and the Panthers are close to agreeing to an extension through 2020, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Powerball jackpot now $550M; 2 winning Florida tickets worth $1M
A third ticket sold in Kentwood won $150,000 by matching four out of five numbers, the Powerball and the Power Play. The largest of those was August 23 when Mavis Wanczyk of Chicopee, Mass. bought a ticket worth $758.7 million.

Republican Wins Drawing Settling Tied Virginia House Of Delegates Race
Yancey, who did not attend the random drawing ceremony, said in a statement that he looked forward to getting back to work . The voter also drew a single slash through the bubble for Simonds and picked Republican candidates in statewide races.

Mariota, Titans mount second half comeback, beat Chiefs 22-21
That made things more hard for Smith, who finished the second half 19 of 23 for 231 yards with two touchdowns. The Chiefs led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter as Kareem Hunt and Travis Kelce both found the end zone.

Marcus Mariota Catches His Own Pass, Scores INSANE TD
Simply remarkable by Mariota who will try to use this play to generate some momentum on the side of the Titans. That play alone puts him ahead of Alex Smith, who lit up the Titans for two scores in the first half.

Bison make it six titles, edging James Madison to regain FCS championship
To add insult to injury, a fight broke out after the play and JMU was taxed with a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. Each championship game was played in Frisco except for James Madison's first title, won in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

OnePlus 5T gets a cool new sandstone white look
OnePlus hasn't said just how many are available, but notes the sandstone white variant is only available "while supplies last". Now we know why: OnePlus was already planning on bringing a white model to the rest of the world, sans Star Wars branding.