The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 is expected to move south, Australian officials have said. An Australian government statement confirmed the survey vessel Fugro Equator it has contracted to help locate flight MH370 began operations this week, joining the Chinese PLA-Navy ship Zhu Kezhen. Under the direction of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), the two vessels are conducting the bathymetric survey—or mapping of the sea floor—which is ...

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