Wednesday, September 3, 2014   

(Flight MH370) Three Chinese ships set sail to ‘debris’ site
(03-21 11:01)

China is sending three warships to join the search for possible pieces of a missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 in the southern Indian Ocean, the government said.
The ships are en route to the area where a satellite image showed two large objects floating about 2,300 kilometers west of Australia, the National Maritime Search and Rescue Center said today.
It gave no indication when they might arrive at the remote site, but earlier Chinese news reports said the ships _ the Kunlunshan, the Haikou and the Qiandaohu _ were searching near the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
The center said a fourth Chinese vessel, the icebreaker Snow Dragon, is in the western Australian port of Perth following a trip to Antarctica and might join the search.
So far, four planes from Australia, New Zealand and the United States that flew over a 23,000-square kilometer area of ocean saw nothing of significance. The search was hampered by low cloud.—AP


   
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