Chinese naval ships step up MH370 search efforts
                 English.news.cn | 2014-04-05 19:48:17 | Editor: An

ABOARD JINGGANGSHAN, April 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese naval vessels have intensified their efforts searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, said a Xinhua reporter on the scene.

Two Chinese naval ships, Jinggangshan and Kunlunshan, joined Chinese petrol ship Haixun 01 on Saturday in the search area located between 20 to 26 degrees south latitude and 101 to 104 degrees east longitude.

Chinese missile destroyer Haikou was tasked with the search area centered at 26 degrees south latitude and 96 degrees east longitude, and Chinese supply ship Qiandaohu searched a designated area south of 29 degrees south latitude and 98 degrees east longitude.

The four-ship Chinese naval flotilla convened on March 30 in waters west of Australia's Perth to coordinate the search for the missing flight.

The flotilla has so far found and ruled out several suspicious objects, but nothing related to the missing plane has yet been located, Xinhua was told.

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ABOARD PATROL SHIP HAIXUN 01, April 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese patrol ship Haixun 01, searching for the missing Malaysian passenger jet MH370, detected a pulse signal with a frequency of 37.5kHz per second in southern Indian Ocean waters Saturday.

A black box detector deployed by the Haixun 01 picked up the signal at around 25 degrees south latitude and 101 degrees east longtitude. It is yet to be established whether it is related to the missing jet. Full story

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PERTH, Australia, April 5 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese air force plane searching for missing Malaysian passenger jet MH370 spotted a number of white floating objects in the search area Saturday.

The plane photographed the objects over a period of 20 minutes after spotting them at 11:05 local time. Full story

Chinese patrol ship intensifies efforts to detect MH370 black box

ABOARD HAIXUN 01 PATROL SHIP, April 4 (Xinhua) -- Chinese patrol ship Haixun 01 has intensified its effort to detect signals emitted from the black box of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 since Friday morning off the Australian western coast.

On Friday, Haixun 01 arrived at the new search area to the north of the 1.15 million square-kilometer patch earlier designated by Australia, according to a Xinhua reporter aboard the Chinese search vessel. Full story

China continues MH370 hunt

BEIJING, April 4 (Xinhua) -- China has vowed to keep searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and another Chinese aircraft took off from Perth in Australia on Friday morning to join the hunt.

The People's Liberation Army Air Force spokesman Shen Jinke said at Friday's press conference that the Chinese Air Force is conducting its search with the support of Malaysia, Australia and other sides, and will improve its the quality and efficiency of the search "by all means." Full story

 

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