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Norwegian rescue ship arrives at suspected MH370 debris site

Friday, 21 March 2014 - 11:15am IST | Place: Sydney | Agency: ANI

A Norwegian rescue ship has reportedly arrived at the suspected debris site where the missing Malaysia Airline passenger jet could be traced.

The Hoegh St. Petersburg is the first ship to reach the search zone in the Indian Ocean after it was diverted from its trip from Madagascar to Melbourne.

According to news.com.au, although, Hoegh Autolines spokesman Ben Stack couldn't confirm whether those on board the ship had sighted the objects depicted in the satellite imagery, but said that they wanted to help in any way they could and work as per Australian authorities' orders.

Defence Minister David Johnston said that authorities should know something definite on the possible discovery of the debris within two or three days.

He further said that it was a terribly complex logistical operation to identify what they have found via satellite.

The images showed objects, one about 24-metres long, approximately double the length of a standard shipping container, and another about five metres in length.

Meanwhile, Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said that the potential breakthrough gave reason for hope of a resolution to the crisis, but stressed the need to verify the claim.

As the desperate search enters 13th day, the time is fast running out to locate the black box, an aviation technology that could reveal what exactly happened with the ill-fated passenger jet carrying 239 people. 




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