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Search for MH370 resumes with no acoustic detection in past 24 hours: JACC

English.news.cn   2014-04-14 08:10:45

PERTH, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Up to 12 aircraft and 15 ships will assist in Monday's search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the Joint Agency Coordination Center (JACC) said in its latest update on Monday.

"There have been no confirmed acoustic detections over the past 24 hours," the agency confirmed in a media release.

Eleven military aircraft, one civil aircraft and 15 ships will assist in Monday's search.

According to the JACC's arrangements, Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield continues more focused sweeps with the Towed Pinger Locator to try and locate further signals related to aircraft black boxes. The Orions continue their acoustic search, working in conjunction with Ocean Shield. The oceanographic ship HMS Echo is also working in the area with Ocean Shield.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has planned a visual search area totaling approximately 47,644 square kilometers Monday. The center of the search area lies approximately 2,200 kilometers northwest of Perth.

In addition, the weather forecast for the day is south easterly winds with possible showers, sea swells up to 1.5 meters and visibility of three to five kilometers.

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