MH370: Ocean Infinity expected to present proposal in May, says Loke

PUTRAJAYA: United States-based firm Ocean Infinity is expected to present its proposal to the Transport Ministry to resume their search for flight MH370 which disappeared 10 years ago, says Anthony Loke.

The Transport Minister said Ocean Infinity’s presentation on the method to find the missing aircraft has been scheduled for May.

“We need to wait for their proposal, which are the focus areas to search and other methods as well. Then the ministry will make a memorandum paper to be presented to the Cabinet,” he said in a press conference at the ministry’s headquarters here on Friday (March 22).

Loke was responding to a question on the progress of the government’s interest in resuming the search for the missing flight.

The minister previously said that he would make every effort to convince the Cabinet to sign a contract with Ocean Infinity to restart the search operations.

Previously, Ocean Infinity had conducted searches in the Indian Ocean from 2017 until the end of 2018.

Earlier this month, the Texas-based firm also claimed that it found new scientific evidence on the last location of MH370.

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was a tragic incident that occurred on March 8, 2014.

The flight, a Boeing 777-200ER, was en route from Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia to Beijing Capital International Airport in China.

However, it disappeared from radar screens less than an hour after take-off.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had a total of 239 people on board when it disappeared on March 8, 2014. This included 227 passengers and 12 crew members.

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