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Malaysia to continue the search for MH370

The Malaysian Government has today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the ocean exploration company Ocean Infinity to resume the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Malaysia is the state of registration for Malaysia Airlines and as such has responsibility for the search for, and the investigation into the disappearance of MH370. Australia will continue to provide technical support to the Malaysia Government.

Any questions regarding new search arrangements should be directed to Malaysian officials:

Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia
Email: MH370_QA@dca.gov.my

Australia's involvement in this new underwater search is being coordinated through the Joint Agency Coordination Centre within the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities.

Our thoughts are with the families of those on board flight MH370 and we remain hopeful that the aircraft will be located, and will continue to support Malaysia.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared on 8 March 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew on board.

On 30 March 2014, the former Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Tony Abbott MP, established the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) to coordinate the Australian Government's support for the search into missing flight MH370.

The JACC coordinated from a whole-of-Australian Government perspective information, messaging and stakeholder engagement. It also keeps the families of those onboard and the general public informed of activities.

Despite the underwater search being suspended on 17 January 2017, the JACC will continue working with the Government of Malaysia as appropriate, which under international law has overall responsibility for the search for MH370, and the Government of the People's Republic of China.

The JACC does not perform any search, recovery or investigation activities. These activities remain the responsibility of the expert agencies.

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