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Update on MH370 Search

Media Release
31 May 2014—am

The Chinese survey ship Zhu Kezhen which is conducting the bathymetric survey—or mapping of the ocean floor—is enroute to the port of Fremantle.

Zhu Kezhen suffered a defect to its multibeam echosounder and is coming into port to conduct the necessary repairs.

The journey is expected to take a couple of days. As previously advised, an Australian contracted survey vessel will also be involved in conducting the bathymetric survey and will arrive in the search area in June.

Further information regarding the movements of Zhu Kezhen will be advised if, and when, more information becomes available.