MH370 (cont.)

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  1. fallguy
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    They found a massive shipwreck full of gold buillion and want a piece of the action on it?

    Turning off the transponder is wise. They realized they are searching for a debris field and not an aircraft so the search areas are vastly different?

    Or, it could be that they have the location of the crash pinned before they started so the search they did was just for show and they already knew where to look.

    More speculation; sorry.
     
  2. kach22i
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    From the article:
    1. They were requested to turn off heir transponder by some government/military - theory 1.

    2. They found something they were not ready to share with the world and scavenger hunters - theory 2.

    3. Technical difficulties, nothing to see here, Jody spilled coffee on the panel is all, oops - theory 3.
     
  3. Angélique
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    The Seabed Constructor just left* Henderson. - (Henderson = south of Perth and Fremantle in WA)

    Question is why spending so many days in port while having only a 90 days search window . . . ?

    P.S. - * Departure was 11 Feb 2018 16:17 UTC. She's doing 13.9 knots / 302°, and she's rounding the northeast side of Rottnest Island at the time of this posting.

    The above link leads to a almost live and real time position map under normal and usual conditions, in this case it's only live and real time as long as Seabed Constructor AIS updates are received and displayed by the linked site.
     
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  4. Angélique
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    Seabed Constructor is now North off Rottnest Island and is heading West (13.1 knots / 269°).

    The above link leads to a almost live and real time position map under normal and usual conditions, in this case it's only live and real time as long as Seabed Constructor AIS updates are received and displayed by the linked site.
     
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  5. Angélique
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    No Seabed Constructor AIS updates anymore for now on the linked site . . . .

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    The above link leads to a almost live and real time position map under normal and usual conditions, in this case it's only live and real time as long as Seabed Constructor AIS updates are received and displayed by the linked site.
     
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  6. Angélique
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    As soon as no more Seabed Constructor AIS updates appeared, ‘‘another’’ vessel appeared in front of her on her course, only identified as Tugs & Special Craft, that one is still continuing . . . .

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    The above link leads to a almost live and real time position map under normal and usual conditions, in this case it's only live and real time as long as Seabed Constructor AIS updates are received and displayed by the linked site.
     
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  7. Angélique
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  9. Angélique
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  10. ImaginaryNumber
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    MH370: search for missing plane 'to end in June' | The Guardian

    Ocean Infinity started the search on 22 January and has 90 search days to look for the plane. The 90-day term will be spread over a longer period because the search vessel has to refuel in Australia and bad weather could be a factor. Officials have said there was an 85% chance of finding the debris in a new 25,000 sq km (9,650sq mile) search area identified by experts.

    If the mission is successful within three months, payment will be made based on the size of the area searched. Malaysia says it will pay Ocean Infinity $20m for 5,000 sq km of a successful search, $30m for 15,000 sq km , $50m for 25,000 sq km, and $70m if the plane or flight recorders are found beyond the identified area.
     
  11. ImaginaryNumber
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    MH370 searchers head back to port | Airline Ratings

    ...After ending its sweep of the 25,000 sq. km zone favored as a potential crash site by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau and other experts, the vessel completed its search of a second site and has been working on Site 3.

    The MH370 response team recently added a fourth site extension to its search map, suggesting search backer Ocean Infinity will continue searching to the north-east of the original extension sites if necessary. The fourth zone appears on the diagram to extend between 27°S and 26°S.

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  12. Angélique
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    The bottom line of IN's above linked page . . .

    ‘‘ The Malaysian Government contract gives Ocean Infinity 90 days to find the plane in a “no cure, no fee” search that would net the company $US70m if successful.
    This does not include the time spent traveling to and from port to refuel and take on new crew and supplies. ’’

    So how many of the 90 days actual search window are spent by now . . ?
     
  13. Angélique
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    Maybe the 90 days actual search window also doesn't include the side searches every now and then, with the AIS turned on or off at the crew's discretion . . ?

    And what are they looking for besides the officially known assignment, especially during those ‘‘unknown’’ side searches . . ?
     
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  14. Angélique
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    On March 5, 2018 Ocean Infinity posted a second video on their YouTube channel.


    ‘‘ Video prepared by Ocean Infinity for the commemoration event held in Kuala Lumpur on 3rd March 2018 on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of MH370’s disappearance. ’’
     

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    Aviation expert declares 'it’s not necessary' to continue search for MH370 | 9News.com

    Martin Dolan, former head of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, says the likelihood of finding the ill-fated airplane is very low and the wreckage is no longer needed to understand the aircraft’s final hours.

    The MH370 pilot successfully avoided detection by either Malaysian or Thai military radar by flying along the border, crossing in and out of each country’s airspace.

    Captain Zahari’s strange U-Turn at Penang was a sentimental farewell to his home.

    If MH370 had indeed spiralled out of control in a death dive, more debris would have been discovered. The discovery of the flaperon from the right wing of the plane proved it was a controlled landing, with the possiblility that the aeroplane is in multiple large pieces.
     
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