Bluefin-21 commences Mission 16 in MH370 search

Bluefin-21 has completed mission 15 with no results and has commenced mission 16 on Monday morning, according to the latest statement of the Joint Agency Coordination Center (JACC).

“No contacts of interest have been found to date,” the Perth- based search coordination center said in the morning.

The JACC said the submarine drone Bluefin-21 will continue to examine the areas adjacent to the focused underwater search area during mission 16 on Monday.

According to weather forecast for the day, there will be a cold front moving out of the search area and being replaced by a southerly trade flow, sea swells of four to five meters.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has planned a visual search area totaling about 54,921square kilometers for Monday. The center of the search area lies approximately 1,667 kilometers north-west of Perth.

According to the statement, up to 9 military aircraft and 12 ships will assist in Monday’s search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which vanished on March 8 with 239 people aboard en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur.

Source: ECNS

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