MH370: Going underwater with the search team

Published April 8, 2014
A fast response craft from Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield tows Able Seaman Clearance Diver Matthew Johnston as he searches the ocean for debris in the search zone in the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. – Photo by Reuters
A fast response craft from Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield tows Able Seaman Clearance Diver Matthew Johnston as he searches the ocean for debris in the search zone in the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. – Photo by Reuters
Able Seaman Clearance Divers Matthew Johnston and Michael Arnold embarked on Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield, scan the water for debris in the search zone in the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in this picture released by the Australian Defence Force April 8, 2014. – Photo by Reuters
Able Seaman Clearance Divers Matthew Johnston and Michael Arnold embarked on Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield, scan the water for debris in the search zone in the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in this picture released by the Australian Defence Force April 8, 2014. – Photo by Reuters
Crew members ride a fast response craft from the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield as they continue to search for debris in the southern Indian Ocean. – Photo by Reuters
Crew members ride a fast response craft from the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield as they continue to search for debris in the southern Indian Ocean. – Photo by Reuters
Able Seaman Clearance Divers Matthew Johnston and Michael Arnold embarked on Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield, scan the water for debris. – Photo by Reuters
Able Seaman Clearance Divers Matthew Johnston and Michael Arnold embarked on Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield, scan the water for debris. – Photo by Reuters
A fast response craft from Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield tows Able Seaman Clearance Diver Michael Arnold as he searches the ocean. – Photo by Reuters
A fast response craft from Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield tows Able Seaman Clearance Diver Michael Arnold as he searches the ocean. – Photo by Reuters
An Australian Orion aircraft prepares to fly out from Pearce Airbase in Bullsbrook, 35 kms north of Perth on April 8, 2014 to join the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. – Photo by AFP
An Australian Orion aircraft prepares to fly out from Pearce Airbase in Bullsbrook, 35 kms north of Perth on April 8, 2014 to join the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. – Photo by AFP
An Australian Orion aircraft is moved to a new position at Pearce Airbase in Bullsbrook, 35 kms north of Perth on April 8, 2014. – Photo by AFP
An Australian Orion aircraft is moved to a new position at Pearce Airbase in Bullsbrook, 35 kms north of Perth on April 8, 2014. – Photo by AFP

A robotic search vehicle is likely to be sent deep into the Indian Ocean on Tuesday to look for wreckage of a missing Malaysian jetliner on the sea floor, as officials say the chance of finding anything on the surface has dwindled. Angus Houston, head of the Australian agency coordinating the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, said the month-long hunt was at a critical stage given the black box recorder batteries were dying - or had died.

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