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PHOTOS: MH370 search op resumes in Indian Ocean

March 21, 2014 10:00 IST

PHOTOS: MH370 search op resumes in Indian Ocean

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A search resumed in the southern Indian Ocean for objects that could be debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on Friday.

Aircraft and ships ploughed through bad weather on Thursday in search of floating objects in remote seas off Australia that Malaysia's government called a "credible lead" in the trans-continental hunt for the jetliner, which has been missing for 13 days.

The large objects, which Australian officials said were spotted by satellite four days ago in one of the remotest parts of the globe, are the most promising lead in days as searchers scour a vast area for the lost plane with 239 people on board.

Officials cautioned it could take several days to confirm if they were parts of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, and Malaysia's government said the search would continue elsewhere despite the possible sighting in the southern Indian Ocean.

The area where the objects were spotted is around 2,500 km (1,500 miles) southwest of Perth in western Australia.

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Image: Royal Australian Air Force pilot, Flight Lieutenant Russell Adams from 10 Squadron, steers his AP-3C Orion over the Southern Indian Ocean during the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370
Photographs: Australian Defence Force handout/Reuters

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Norwegian car carrier Hoegh St Petersburg has reached the area in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia where two floating objects, suspected to be debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner, were spotted, the ship's owner said on Thursday.

The car carrier was on its way from Madagascar to Melbourne when it got a request from Australian authorities to assist in investigating the objects spotted by satellite four days ago in one of the remotest parts of the globe, around 2,500 km southwest of Perth.

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Image: Car carrier Hoegh at sea
Photographs: hoegh.com/Handout/NTB Scanpix/Reuters

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Crew monitor search equipment on board Royal Australian Air Force P3 Orion aircraft are pictured during a sea search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in an area between Australia, southern Africa and Antarctica, in this still image taken from video on Thursday.

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Photographs: REUTERS TV

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A live map of a commercial airline flight from Sydney to Perth shows the expanse of Indian Ocean off the western coast of Australia.

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Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters

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A crewman looks out of the window on board Royal Australian Air Force P3 Orion aircraft during a sea search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in an area between Australia, southern Africa and Antarctica.

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Photographs: Reuters TV

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A Royal Australian Air Force P-3 Orion aircraft takes off to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, from RAAF Base Pearce north of Perth on Friday.

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Image: Five planes will search a vast area south-west of Perth
Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters

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Sebjoern Dahl of Hoegh Autoliners, Sturla Henriksen, managing director of Norwegian Shipowners' Association and Ingar Skiaker, CEO of Hoegh Autoliners brief the media on movements of the ship Hoegh St Petersburg, in Oslo on Thursday.

Norwegian car carrier Hoegh St Petersburg has reached the area in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia where two floating objects, suspected to be debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner MH370, were spotted, the ship's owner said.

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Photographs: Terje Bendiksby/NTB Scanpix/Reuters

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Lt jg Kyle Atakturk (left) and Lt jg Nicholas Horton, naval aviators attached to Patrol Squadron 16, pilot a P-8A Poseidon during a mission over the Indian Ocean to assist in search and rescue operations for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in this picture released by the US navy.

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Photographs: US Navy/Reuters

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A diagram showing the search area for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean is seen during a briefing by John Young, general manager of the emergency response division of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority in Canberra.

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Photographs: Sean Davey/Reuters

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Military personnel work within the cockpit of a helicopter belonging to the Vietnamese airforce during a search and rescue mission.

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Photographs: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

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A sailor assigned to Patrol Squadron 46 prepares to launch a P-3C Orion before its mission to assist in search and rescue operations for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in Kuala Lumpur.

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Photographs: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

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