Ocean Infinity wants another crack at finding Flight MH370


PUTRAJAYA: United States-based firm Ocean Infinity is expected to present its proposal on finding Flight MH370 in early May, says Anthony Loke.

The Transport Minister said the Cabinet will only be presented with a memorandum once the ministry receives the proposal.

“We have an appointment. We need to wait for the presentation of their proposal such as the focus areas to search.

“Then, the ministry will write a memorandum paper to be presented to the Cabinet for approval.

“First, we need to listen to their presentation and then we have to secure the approval of the Cabinet before any decision can be made,” Loke told a press conference at the ministry’s headquarters here yesterday.

He said Ocean Infinity and the government have agreed to a “no cure, no fee” principle but added that there are other commitments that carry a financial implication to the government.

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

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 claimed that it had found new scientific evidence on the last location of MH370.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing on March 8, 2014.

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

However, it disappeared from radar screens less than an hour after take-off. There were 239 people on board; 12 of them were crew members.

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