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The British nuclear submarine HMS Tireless approaches the port of Gibraltar. The protracted search for missing Flight MH370 was boosted on April 2, 2014 with the arrival of British nuclear submarine HMS Tireless in the Indian Ocean, ahead of a visit to Australia by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. AFP PHOTO
HONOLULU: British submarine HMS Tireless has joined the search in the southern Indian Ocean for the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said this was confirmed by his British counterpart Philip Hammond in a telephone conversation on Tuesday morning. Hawaii is 18 hours behind Malaysia.
“This is a contribution from a friend that is much appreciated by not only us, but also our other search operation partners,” he said yesterday.
Hishammuddin arrived here on Monday evening to attend the United States-Asean Defence Forum convened by US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel.
Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) deputy chief Datuk Seri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin noted that the HMS Tireless, a Trafalgar-class nuclear submarine, was able to operate in the harshest maritime environments, including the South Pole.
“I sincerely hope everyone will pray that all the assets that we have will be able to identify objects spotted by satellites in the search for Flight MH370,” Hishammuddin said.
In Kuala Lumpur, The British High Commission said in a statement that besides HMS Tireless, oceanographic vessel HMS Echo is due to arrive in the southern Indian Ocean.
HMS Echo, the High Commission added, would play an important role in the search for debris on the surface.
“Her advanced environmental assessment capability will also help the authorities to optimise search operations,” it said. – Bernama
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