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PERTH: The planned air and surface search for Flight MH370 was suspended yesterday due to deteriorating weather.
However, the underwater search using the autonomous underwater vehicle, Bluefin-21, for Mission 15 continued yesterday morning.
The Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC), overseeing the search operation, said Bluefin-21 was expected to complete the remaining focused underwater search area and continue examining the areas adjacent to it.
No contacts of interest have been found yet to date since the search operation commenced 51 days ago, the agency said in a statement yesterday, which also added that information would be made public if, and when, it became available.
The Bluefin-21 was dispatched on its maiden mission on April 14 with the hope of locating underwater debris of the missing plane using side scanning sonar after towed pinger locators ceased to detect any more signals since April 8.
The Bluefin uses acoustic waves to create a three-dimensional map of the sea floor, and will take a minimum of 24 hours to complete each mission, which includes four hours to download the data collected. — Bernama
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