Government of Malaysia confirms that it has chosen US-based seabed exploration company ‘Ocean Infinity’ to resume the search for missing Malaysia Airlines MH370.
Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flight MH370 with 236 passengers on board vanished from the radar on its way to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur on 8 March 2014, believed to on the seabed of Indian Ocean.
Search went on for two years and on 17th January 2017, Malaysia, China and Australia collectively agreed to suspend the deep-sea sonar search after spending more than $200million dollars.
Ocean Infinity is a US based company provides a comprehensive seabed exploration system called “Seabed Intelligence”. The company has has Six HUGIN autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), capable of operating in 6,000 m water depth collecting high resolution data at record breaking speeds and uses Aided Inertial Navigation System (AINS) to explore.
The terms of the offer are still confidential, but the Ocean Infinity spokesperson Mark Antelme said that the company is willing to take on the economic risk to search the Airplane, and (Ocean Infinity) “would like to be paid a reward if and only it finds the main debris field”.