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MH370: American Company Begins Its Own Search for Missing Aircraft

The Malaysian government has recently confirmed its approval for a US private company to search for the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, nearly four years since its disappearance during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, a mystery without equal in modern aviation. According to an article by The Telegraph, the Texas-based company Ocean Infinity dispatched a search vessel this week to look in the southern Indian Ocean for debris from the plane.

“The basis of the offer from Ocean Infinity is based on ‘no cure, no fee,” said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. This means that payment will only be made if the company finds the wreckage, and if they do find the aircraft, it will earn them about US$70 million, revealed in an article by Express UK.

In January 2017, the governments of Malaysia, China, and Australia called off the nearly three-year official search, and the final report on the search conceded that authorities were no closer to knowing the reasons for Boeing 777’s disappearance, or its exact location. But now, Ocean Infinity is attempting to take up this challenge once again and will be searching an area of 25,000 square kilometers in the southern Indian Ocean.

Although the three governments failed to locate the plane, Ocean Infinity is confident that it will be able to find the vanished aircraft as it has far better equipment than used in the previous search. The company will be using the Seabed Constructor vessel that can cover 100,000 square kilometers in just 90 days, which is a huge improvement as the previous search took more than two years to cover only 120,000 square kilometers. Liow cautioned against placing too much hope in the operation, however, given the previous failures.

Based on a report by PerthNow, if the wreckage is found, it will be up to Malaysia’s government to decide what should be retrieved from the ocean floor, how it should be retrieved, and who should do the work. No doubt the loved ones of the 227 passengers and 12 crewmembers of MH370 will be watching the latest search efforts with keen interest.

Comments

Mohammad Ikhwan

sounds like Malaysian General Election Day is around the corner..

Zulkifli Hashim

Boeing needs some soul searching not plane searching. Only after 4 years will they move their buckets?.

Urang Baru

I’ve a feeling that it is already
been found, locked-up in some
warehouse to determine what
went wrong…!

South Indian Ocean is just
so that we looked elsewhere when they took
the wreckage…!

A NASA rocket exploded over the Atlantic,
US found the debris months later,
MH370 is not a small re-entry rocket…!

Ahmad Abdullah

Boeing already installed the sensor on all its output aircraft. Only american that can be impressed by the real location.

Anna Kok

And then they will send us the bill

Suhaimi Osman

Would u do it for free? Its a business much like exploring for oil n gas. Theres no certainty u will profit from it despite sinking billions

Valentino Peter

Its clearly stated in the article

Shyama Nair

I have always felt that USA knew all the time why and where the flight ended up and now appears the right time for them to ‘find’ the flight and justify ‘the missing cargo’

Bob Talbot

If they find it they get a finders fee.It won’t be cheap.

Shyama Nair

Guess some ‘kind’ soul would be willing to foot the bill!!!

Bob Talbot

Yes- the Malaysian government !

John Vincent

That would be our PM…. Hopefully.

Artid Don Jivacate

No find, no fee. They must be very confident to grab $70m

Black Angle

all pointing at diego garcia while no one pointing wtf us military island at guam and saipan at east taiwan pacific

Chic Ria Sari

Great news for 2018
Mission imPossible?

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