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Published: Tuesday March 11, 2014 MYT 7:14:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday March 11, 2014 MYT 11:00:30 PM

Missing MH370: Fishermen using sonar in search mission in Straits of Malacca

A file picture of a fisherman keeping an eye on the sonar for fish off Tanjung Dawai, Kedah.

A file picture of a fisherman keeping an eye on the sonar for fish off Tanjung Dawai, Kedah.

ALOR SETAR: Kuala Kedah fishermen were using sonar devices available on their boats on Tuesday to help detect the MAS aircraft, which was reported missing four days ago.

Kuala Kedah Fishermen Association deputy general manager Mohd Sam Mohd Zuki said sonar technology used to detect fish, could be used to detect objects in the sea.

More than 30 fishing boats operating in zones C and C2 of the Straits of Malacca in Kedah and Perlis have been asked to help detect the MAS aircraft. 

"These devices (sonar), which can detect until the seabed can also detect heat or thermal reaction of the aircraft. We also use Global Positioning System (GPS)," he told reporters at a fish landing jetty, here. 

The Fire and Rescue Department will dispatch 100 officers and members to Kuantan and Langkawi to find the missing aircraft. 

The Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew, disappeared about an hour after taking off from the KL International Airport at 12.41am on Saturday.

It was scheduled to have landed in Beijing at 6.30am on the same day. - Bernama


Tags / Keywords: missing MAS flight, missing MH370, beijing


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