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« Reply #300 on: April 17, 2014, 10:43:52 AM »

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/malaysia-airlines-flight-370-search-robotic-sub-1st-full-mission-oil-slick-unrelated/

April 17, 2014, 10:17 AM
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 search: Robotic sub clocks 1st full mission as oil slick deemed unrelated

PERTH, Australia -- Investigators were analyzing data collected by a robotic submarine that completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but say tests have ruled out that a nearby oil slick came from the aircraft.

The unmanned sub's first two missions were cut short by technical problems and deep water, but the Bluefin 21 finally managed to complete a full 16-hour scan of the silt-covered seabed far off Australia's west coast, the search coordination center said. While data collected during the mission, which ended overnight, were still being analyzed, nothing of note had yet been discovered, the center said. The sub has now covered 35 square miles of seafloor.

Separately, the center said the oil analysis done in the western city of Perth came up empty when the samples tested negative for aircraft oil or hydraulic fluid. The oil was collected earlier this week from a slick about 3.4 miles from the area where equipment picked up underwater sounds consistent with an aircraft black box.
 
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« Reply #301 on: April 17, 2014, 04:03:36 PM »

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-17/no-sign-of-mh370-as-submarine-completes-fourth-dive.html

No Sign of MH370 as Submarine Completes Fourth Dive
Apr 17, 2014 2:00 PM CT

An unmanned submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian Air plane completed its fourth dive yesterday without finding any signs of the aircraft, according to the company operating the device.

The Bluefin-21 has covered about 120 square kilometers (46 square miles) of ocean floor in depths down to 4,700 meters (15,400 feet), Jim Gibson, general manager of Phoenix International Holdings Inc., the company performing the search under contract to the U.S. Navy, said an an e-mail.

“There has been no debris or aircraft wreckage discovered on any of the four dives to date,” Gibson said.

While the first two efforts were interrupted by anomalies, Gibson called the dives “very successful.” He didn’t have information on where or when the next dive is planned, he said.

As many as 12 aircraft and 11 ships planned to continue combing the Indian Ocean for signs of debris, Australia’s Joint Agency Coordination Centre said yesterday.

Scouring the water’s surface northwest of Australia will continue over the Easter weekend, and the underwater search has been “significantly narrowed,” with the use of acoustic analysis, creating a “more focused” area, the JACC said. At 42 days, the hunt for Flight 370, which disappeared March 8 with 239 people on board, is the longest search for a missing passenger jet in modern aviation history.

The Pentagon estimates that as of last week, it’s spent about $7.3 million on the search.
 
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