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MH370 Operational Search Update—
01 April 2015

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This operational report has been developed to provide regular updates on the progress of the search effort for MH370. Our work will continue to be thorough and methodical, so sometimes weekly progress may seem slow. Please be assured that work is continuing and is aimed at finding MH370 as quickly as possible.

Key developments this week

  • GO Phoenix continued to conduct search operations.
  • Fugro Discovery arrived at the port of Fremantle on 30 March for a routine resupply visit.
  • Fugro Equatordeparted the search area on Sunday 29 March for the port of Fremantle to conduct a routine resupply visit.
  • Fugro Supporter continued to conduct search operations.

Underwater search

More than 50 percent of the priority search area has been searched.

Assuming no significant delays with vessels, equipment or from the weather, the current underwater search area may be largely completed around May 2015.

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Ship movements

GO Phoenix continued to conduct search operations in the north of the priority search area.

Fugro Discovery departed the search area on 25 March to travel to Fremantle for a scheduled resupply visit.

The vessel arrived in port on 30 March 2015.

Fugro Equator departed the search area on 29 March to travel to Fremantle for a scheduled resupply visit. The vessel is expected to arrive in port around 8 April. This transit is longer than usual as a problem with the starboard engine has required the ship to travel at a slower speed. It is anticipated this problem will be resolved while in port.

Fugro Supporter will depart the search area around 3 April to travel to Fremantle for a scheduled resupply visit. The vessel is expected to arrive in port around 9 April.

Weather

Sea states in the priority search area are anticipated to range from 1 to 5 in the coming week.

Overall conditions are expected to continue to be generally favourable during the warmer months.