Posted on 19.01.2016 - 00:00 UTC in SURVEY NEWS by DT_Amanda
Search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have revealed another shipwreck following Fugro Equator’s discovery in May last year.
Namely, according to ATSB report, on December 19, 2015, an anomalous sonar contact was identified in the course of the underwater search, with analysis suggesting the object was likely to be man-made, probably a shipwreck. Havila Harmony was tasked with further examination of the contact using the AUV. On January 02, 2016, the AUV captured high-resolution sonar imagery of the contact, confirming that it was indeed the wreck of a ship.
The Shipwreck Galleries of the Western Australian Museum have conducted a preliminary review of some sonar imagery and advised that the vessel is likely to be a steel/iron vessel dating from the turn of the 19th Century.
Meanwhile, the search for MH370 continues with more than 80,000 square kilometres of the seafloor searched so far.