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China sending more ships to flight MH370 search area, says report

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At least seven Chinese ships are heading to the southern Indian Ocean today, where possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight

MH370 plane has been sighted, state media reported.

The Xinhua news agency said that rescue ships Haixun 01 and 31 and Nanhaijiu 101 and 115 have departed for the search area.

Three other navy ships were already on their way, it added.

 Xinhua also said the Antarctic research icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, would head to the area “as soon as possible”.

The seventh ship, The Xuelong, was anchored in the western Australian port of Fremantle. The ship in January took part in the rescue of personnel from a Russian ship stranded in Antarctica.

Australia said yesterday that satellites captured images of objects in the southern Indian Ocean, with the largest estimated at 24 metres across.

The announcement raised hopes of a breakthrough in the mysterious disappearance of the MH370, but officials cautioned that the apparent sighting needed to be confirmed.

Of the 239 people aboard the Boeing 777, which went missing on March 8 during an overnight flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, 153 are from China. – AFP, March 21, 2014.


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