Families of MH370 victims call for renewed search using new tech

Missing Malaysia Airlines MH370
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As the ninth annual day of remembrance for the victims of missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 approaches families of those on board have called for a fresh search. 

Voice370, which is a support group of the victim’s loved ones, has signaled that new technology available to search teams could help locate the plane.  

In a statement from Voice370 the spokesperson said that it is of “paramount importance” that the search for flight MH370 is “carried out to conclusion”.  

The group believes that search specialists, Ocean Infinity, has made “real progress” in the last 12 months to further understand and “enhance its knowledge” regarding the events of 2014. 

Ocean Infinity initially spent time in 2018 searching for the plane but were unable to locate it.  

Governments in Malaysia, China and Australia also spent two years looking for the aircraft until January 2017 at a cost of $135 million.  

Voice370 confirmed that if a new search was sanctioned it would be based on a “no find, no fee” basis and could start as early as the summer of 2023.  

In 2018 Ocean Infinity would have reportedly been paid up to $70 million for finding the Malaysia Airline plane.  

According to The Metro, Ocean Infinity unveiled “cutting edge” new robotic ships in March 2022 that could be used in a new search.  

In a message read out at a memorial event for the victims, Malaysian transport minister Anthony Loke vowed not to “close the book” on MH370. 

MH370 went missing on March 8, 2014, around 40 minutes into a six-hour flight between Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and Beijing in China.  

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