Second Chinese ship joins search for missing MH370 in new area

Second Chinese ship joins search for missing MH370 in new area

Flight path of MH370 Malaysian Airlines as it catced by military Malaysian radar. (Malaysia Insider)

Aboard Jinggshan (ANTARA News) - A second Chinese ship reached early Saturday a new search area in the Indian Ocean to relocate objects possibly related to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

The Chinese navy vessel Jinggangshan that carries two helicopters is expected to focus on searching for plane surfaces, oil slicks and life jackets in a sea area of some 6,900 square km.

A Xinhua correspondent aboard the warship said the sea was calm but there were low clouds.

Search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is to continue Saturday with the focus on the newly designated patch of the southern Indian Ocean, said the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. 

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