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Joint Agency Coordination Centre

Joint Agency Coordination Centre

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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