The search for missing flight MH370 may finally resume after three private companies offer to take up the mission abandoned by the governments of Australia, Malaysia and China in January this year.
An American (Ocean Infinity), Dutch (Fugro – which has been involved previously) and an unnamed Malaysian company have each submitted their propositions to resume the search. A Malaysian minister has declined that any decision has been reached.
The U.S. company Ocean Infinity, which has offered a ‘no find, no fee’ condition is expected to be favourite.
No sign of the aircraft was found in a 120,000 square kilometre (46,000 square mile) zone based on satellite analysis of the jet’s likely trajectory after it diverted from its flight path.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said this month in its final report into the disappearance that it was ‘inconceivable’ for a large commercial aircraft to disappear in our day and age, but they now had a better understanding of where it might be.
So far, only three fragments of MH370 have been found on western Indian Ocean shores, including a two-metre wing part
Earlier this year, families of the MH370 passengers vowed to fundraise further investigation.
(Article written with help of AFP)