The latest search for MH370 – the plane of Malaysia Airlines, which disappeared four years ago on the way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board – has failed, the company said on Tuesday.
Ocean Infinity of Houston, with the support of the Malaysian government combing the ocean floor for any debris, announced that the search for traces of the aircraft's fate had ended.
"Part of our motivation to renew the search was to give some answers to those affected," said Oliver Plunkett, CEO of Ocean Infinity, in a statement. "It is therefore with a heavy heart that we finish our present quest without attaining this goal."
He does not rule out a future resumed hunt.
The plane, a Boeing 777 operated by Malaysia Airlines, deviates from the planned route north of 8 March 201
Debris that may have originated from the plane has been stranded in Madagascar, Reunion Island, and Tanzania
The governments of Australia, Malaysia and China have subjected the official search, after covering about 46,000 square miles of land in the Indian Ocean at a price of more than $ 150 million. Officials then concluded that the potential crash site was further north.
The Malaysian government began the recent search in partnership with Ocean Infinity for pressure from families of missing persons.
Ocean Infinity agreed to participate in the Malaysian government, calling an agreement "no cure, no fee" under which the company would have received up to $ 70 million if it had found the debris or data loggers, and nothing if it would not have happened. The seabed designer, a company operated by the company, set out in January.
In just over three months of searching, the investigation covered almost the same area as the previous search in two and a. Www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…39&Itemid=32 But the ocean Infinity said in her statement that she has traveled half the years.
But the investigators did not get closer to the plane. Plunkett thanked Seabed Constructor crew members "who worked tirelessly" and called on the Australian Transport Safety Bureau to find the plane "unshakable".
"We sincerely hope that we can offer our services again MH370 in the future," he said.