Tuesday, June 10, 2014
DAY 95 MH370-777-200ER - MISSING PLANE - THE COVERUP-DISTRACTION GAME
PRELIMINARY REPORT ON MH370
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3 MILLION REWARD PLUS 2.5 MILLION NEEDED TO SOLVED MH370 LAND LANDING
IS MH370 IN KYRGZSTAN
THE MISSING PLANE MH370 DAY 95 SITUATION AT 12:03AM TUE JUNE 10,2014
The 7th ArcThe latest information and analysis confirms that MH370 will be found in close proximity to the arc set out in the map and labelled as the 7th arc. At the time MH370 reached this arc, the aircraft is considered to have exhausted its fuel and to have been descending. As a result, the aircraft is unlikely to be more than 20 NM (38 km) to the west or 30 NM (55 km) to the east of the arc.Based on all the independent analysis of satellite communications and aircraft performance, the total extent of the 7th arc reaches from latitude 20 degrees S to 39 degrees S.Refinement of the analysis in the coming weeks will reduce the underwater Search Area along this arc to a prioritised 17,500 sq. NM (60,000 sq. km). The prioritised length of the Search Area along the arc is expected to be 350 NM (650 km).More information about the Search Area will be made available as soon as it is verified.
US$3 million reward for MH370 whistle-blower-Syafique Shuib, Astro Awani | Updated: June 06, 2014-INITIATIVE: US$ 3 million will be rewarded for a whistle-blower to expose key information about the missing jetliner while US$2 million is to fund for private investigators to follow up on any promising leads.
KUALA LUMPUR: Almost three months after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370, some relatives are launching a crowd-funding campaign to raise US$5 million (RM16 million) in total, which is set to be launched on Monday via the crowd-funding website Indiegogo.From the total, US$3 million (RM9.6 million) will be rewarded for a whistle-blower to expose key information about the missing jetliner. The remaining US$2 million (RM6.4 million) is to fund for private investigators to follow up on any promising leads.The campaign, called "Reward MH370: The Search for the Truth", is a joint effort by families from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, France and India as they are frustrated by the lack of concrete evidence on the missing plane.Sarah Bajc, an American citizen whose partner Philip Wood, 50, was on the flight, is convinced that "somebody is concealing something.""We are taking matters into our own hands. If there was any evidence that that plane was wrecked in the water, even a seat cushion, I would be taking a totally different approach. But there's been nothing," she told USA Today.The 48-year-old business studies teacher based in Beijing said the US$2 million reward for investigation services "won’t go very far" but said the families are taking a different approach from the international search team."Clearly, they've already spent US$100 million dollars and they've gotten nothing. But we're not going to approach it with boats in the ocean, we're going to approach it with human intelligence."There are no promises here, but we believe we need to try something, if we just sit back on our heels and allow the existing path to continue, I don't think this will ever be solved," she added.Meanwhile, the Malaysian next-of-kins have requested for a meeting with Chair of Next-of-Kin Committee Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin to seek clarification on specific aspects of the committee that it is assigned to oversee."We would like to know clearly the committee's specific plan and on-going action in helping us to go through this difficult moment."We would like also to discuss with Hamzah on the area that we really need assistance and also the possibility to have a briefing by him and/or Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) on the search progress of MH370," said the group in a media statement.On Wednesday, Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said Malaysia will send a delegation to Canberra, Australia to discuss the latest information on the search operation including the cost for the missing MAS flight at the new location.He said the delegation would be headed by Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister, Datuk Jailani Johari, and would also include three other deputy ministers who headed their respective ministry's committee pertaining to the search operations for the aircraft.Hishammuddin said the delegation would also go to Beijing, China to further strengthen the tripartite agreement between the three countries (Malaysia, China and Australia).The MH370 flight, with 227 passengers and 12 crew members, disappeared on March 8 about one hour after departing from the KL International Airport at 12.41am.The aircraft should have landed in Beijing at 6.30am on the same day.On March 24, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced that MH370 had "ended its flight in the Indian Ocean".
MH370: Committees will head to Canberra and Beijing to finalise new search efforts-Cynthia Ng, Astro Awani | Updated: June 09, 2014-The MH370 press briefing on new search efforts at the Royale Chulan Hotel in the city today.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will meet its search and rescue (SAR) operations counterparts in Canberra and Beijing to discuss assets deployment in its new phase of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) airliner MH370.The Deployment of Assets Committee, led by Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri, will head to Canberra Tuesday to coordinate and finalise the terms and arrangements for Malaysia's participation."The sub-committee has been tasked to coordinate the participation of Malaysia’s assets especially with regards to the Government Furnished Equipment (GFE), consistent with Australian Transport Safety Bureau’s tender process requirements."We will also raise with our tripartite partners how best to manage and coordinate the deployment of assets that Malaysia have personally requested for from the US and other nation partners," Datuk Jailani Johari, chair of the Liaison, Communication and Media committee said in a press briefing today.Chairs of the ministerial sub committees, led by Next-of-Kin Committee chair Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin, will subsequently go to Beijing to update on the latest efforts and Malaysia’s contribution in the operations.Prior to this, Malaysia had set up three ministerial committees to streamline the ongoing search efforts, namely the Next-of-Kin Committee, Technical Committee and Deployment of Assets Committee, in addition to the Liaison, Communication and Media committee."We will also be discussing with the Chinese leadership on their views and future plans with regards to the MH370 search operation ranging from issues related to next-of-kins, asset deployment and technical expertise.”
PM, Hishammuddin to meet Voice370 in due time
Meanwhile, the Malaysian authorities have also acknowledged a request by Voice370, an international committee set up to represent families of those on board MH370, to meet with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and Hamzah.“This meeting will be arranged in due time and we look forward to establish a working template in dealing with issues raised by the next-of-kins," Jailani said.
Cost of private contractors will be shared 50-50
On the cost of SAR, Hishammuddin revealed in parliament today that Malaysia has to date spent RM27.6 million in the first phase of the search operations to locate MH370.The costs mainly covered the logistics of the Malaysian rescue team, including fuel and food.As for the costs for hiring private contractors to assist in the search efforts, it will be split in half been Malaysia and Australia, which is coordinating the multinational operations through the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC).“JACC will tender out services to the interested companies. So far, we have not known any participants. The cost is to be determined and be shared 50-50 between Malaysia and Australia,” Abdul Rahim added.
Hishammuddin: First phase of MH370 search operations cost RM27.6 million-T K Letchumy Tamboo, Astro Awani | Updated: June 09, 2014
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has to date spent RM27.6 million in the first phase of the search operations to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370.Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the cost covered the logistic needs of the Malaysian rescue team, which included fuel cost and food.However, Hishammuddin said that the cost has not been finalised yet.He added that the rescuers involved in the operations were from the Royal Malaysian Airforce, Royal Malaysian Police, Fire and Rescue Department, Royal Malaysian Navy and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency.The cost that was incurred by the Malaysian rescue team is a small amount if compared with the amount spent by other countries for their assets."I am proud that Malaysia has many friends that come forward to help in the search at their own expenses and without asking for anything in return,” he said at a press conference at the Parliament lobby today.Prior to that, Hishammuddin, during the question and answer session in Dewan Rakyat, said the search operations has entered a transition phase that will focus on searching under the sea surface.“During the Transition phase, three main activities will be carried out including re-analysing the date to determine a more accurate search area, performing bathymetric survey for mapping the seabed and acquiring the latest assets with side scan sonar capabilities,” he said.He added that an international investigating team was formed on April 25, and the team will release a complete report regarding the investigation findings and recommendations.
ATSB seeks specialist services for MH370 search-Date: 04 June 2014
The ATSB today released a request for tender to acquire the services of a specialist company capable of conducting a deep-water search under ATSB direction for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.Engaged as a prime contractor, the company will provide the expertise, equipment and vessel(s) necessary to undertake an intensified underwater search for the missing Boeing 777 aircraft in the defined zone in the southern Indian Ocean.While the precise search zone is currently being established by an international search strategy working group, it is expected that the successful tenderer will search an area up to 60,000 square kilometres based on the 'seventh handshake' arc where the aircraft last communicated with the Inmarsat satellite. Definition of the search zone will be finalised within two to three weeks.The successful tenderer will localise, positively identify and map the debris field of MH370 using specialist equipment such as towed and autonomous underwater vehicles with mounted sonar and/or optical imaging systems.The intensified search will begin in August 2014 and is expected to take up to 12 months, depending on weather conditions. The successful tenderer will use the data from a bathymetric survey (already underway) to navigate the search zone, which has water depth between 1000 and 6000 metres.The search vessel(s) used by the prime contractor may also be coordinated with other vessels also undertaking search activities in the search zone on behalf of other countries.A copy of the request for tender is available on the AusTender website at www.tenders.gov.au. Request for tender submissions are due by 5.30pm AEST on 30 June 2014.At the request of the Malaysian Government, the ATSB is leading the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.All enquiries relating to the tender: email@example.com
Search for MH370-JACC-MAY 30,14
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau continues to refine the area where the aircraft entered the water based on ground-breaking and multi-disciplinary technical analysis of satellite communication and aircraft performance, passed from the international air crash investigative team comprising analysts from Malaysia, the United States, the UK, China and Australia.All the available data indicates the aircraft entered the sea close to a long but narrow arc of the Indian Ocean. Prioritising the most probable search area along this arc is the focus of current activities.
The Australian Government accepted responsibility for search operations in the southern Indian Ocean on 17 March 2014.The initial activities involved a surface search of the southern Indian Ocean for floating debris and a sub-surface search for the aircraft black boxes.The surface search was coordinated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), supported by the Australian Defence Force and other agencies.The initial search phase involved 21 military aircraft and 19 ships, covering search areas of more than 4.5 million square kilometres. Civilian aircraft contracted to AMSA also participated in the search.
On 28 April 2014, Australian Prime Minister Abbott announced that the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 would enter a new phase, involving an intensified underwater search led by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).The activities involved the use of the Bluefin-21 Automated Underwater Vehicle to carry out a search of the seabed for aircraft wreckage in the vicinity of the Towed Pinger Locator detections. The Bluefin-21 was operated from ADV Ocean Shield, with the assistance of US Navy and civilian experts.Bluefin-21 completed its last mission searching the remaining areas in the vicinity of the acoustic signals detected in early April by the Towed Pinger Locator deployed from ADV Ocean Shield, within its depth operating limits. No signs of aircraft debris were found by the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle.In parallel, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has been leading, in consultation with Malaysia and China, the review and analysis of all data and information relating to the likely flight path of MH370, together with information acquired in the course of the search to date. This work continues and will confirm the best areas on which to focus an effective future search.
A bathymetric survey of the areas of the arc has commenced. The bathymetric survey—or mapping of the ocean floor—is being done in preparation for a commercially contracted deep ocean search, including towed side-scan sonar operations.
Deep Water Search
The deep water search will involve a comprehensive search of the sea floor for a debris field and will require the use of side-scan or synthetic aperture sonars and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles.
This activity will need to be operated from specialised vessels by teams of qualified experts. These capabilities will be acquired through an open tender process managed by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.
Once the search enters the deep water search phase, the 60,000 square kilometre search is anticipated to take 8-12 months to complete.Please see the ATSB website for fact sheets on the search for MH370.