Missing MH370: SAR continues at South China Sea

Missing MH370: SAR continues at South China Sea
This handout photo provided on March 13, 2014 by the China Center for Resources Satellite Data and Application (CCRSDA) and released by the website of the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for the National Defence of China, shows a satellite image taken from space, illustrating objects in a "suspected crash sea area" in the South China Sea on March 9, 2014, thought to possibly be from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which went missing early on March 8, 2014 after departing Kuala Lumpur for Beijing.

PASIR PUTIH, Malaysia - The search and rescue mission for missing MH370 at the South China Sea off the coast here, which entered its sixth day today, continues with multiple agencies intensifying their operations.

Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) eastern region enforcement chief Datuk Nasir Adam said four MMEA vessels have been ordered to search in four different sectors, covering an area of between 3,600 and 4,000 square nautical miles.

He said their CL415 Bombardier amphibious aircraft is also continuing the SAR mission by flying according to flight patterns determined by the Department of Civil Aviation.

Marine police's Wilayah 3 commander Assistant Commisioner Azmi Ibrahim said their patrol vessels - PA6 and PA52, will conduct another search in 10 nautical miles radius off the Kuala Besar coast in Kota Baru today.

He said they have searched the area two days ago after receiving report on possible sighting of MH370, before sailing for Pulau Kapas yesterday to check on similar report.

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