On 08 March 2014, flight MH370, a Boeing 777-200ER registered 9M-MRO, lost contact with Air Traffic Control during a transition of airspace between Malaysia and Vietnam. An analysis of radar data and subsequent satellite communication (SATCOM) system signalling messages placed the aircraft in the Australian search and rescue zone on an arc in the southern part of the Indian Ocean. This arc
was considered to be the location where the aircraft’s fuel was exhausted.
12 January 2015,
The Australian Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Warren Truss MP, announced that an additional vessel, the Fugro Supporter, has been commissioned to carry out underwater search activities for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
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