KUALA LUMPUR: The missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 search and recovery team have discovered 58 hard objects which are inconsistent with the Indian Ocean seabed, the Transport Ministry said.
Its minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) is currently in the midst of retrieving the objects to be analysed.
“We have only discovered 58 solid objects, but yet to learn if they are from flight MH370.
“We have to verify whether the objects are the plane’s wreckage or hard rocks becoming coming to a conclusion,” he said in a press conference after officiating the MCA Selangor state convention at Wisma MCA, here today.
Liow also said Malaysia’s Petronas will be deploying its “Go Phoenix” vessel to assist in the MH370 search mission at the southern Indian Ocean floor.
He said the asset, which is commonly used oil exploration is expected to arrive in Perth, Australia on Sept 21.
“Go Phoenix help in the search mission, alongside Australia’s Furgo Discovery ship to map the ocean floor,” he added.