Hunt Resumes for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Wreckage

Hunt Resumes for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Wreckage

USA company Ocean Infinity dispatched a search vessel, the Seabed Constructor, from South Africa earlier this week, ABC reports. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 took off from the Malaysian capital on its way to Beijing, China, on March 8, 2014 and disappeared from the radars some 40 minutes later with 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board.

On Saturday, the Malaysian transport minister Liow Tiong Lai said the government was committed to continuing with the search, but that he didn't want to give too much hope to the next of kin.

The minister said, "It is our duty to look for answers and the plane".

He added that a contract would be signed next week in Kuala Lumpur.

In mid-January Malaysia, Australia and China suspended the search, unsuccessfully carried out in an area of 120,000 square kilometers, but Kuala Lumpur authorized private companies to continue operations.

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News of the decision was also sent to relatives of those on board the doomed jet.

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.

The government in Malaysia has approved a new attempt to find the wreckage of a missing aircraft in the Indian Ocean.

Ocean Infinity was one of three companies which had bid to resume the hunt.

The vessel is carrying several autonomous submarines which can be launched from the boat to scour the seabed for fragments of the jet. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau's final report on the search conceded that authorities were no closer to knowing the reasons for the plane's disappearance, or its exact location.

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