MOSCOW, 6 Feb — RIA Novosti. The ship Seabed Constructor of the American company Ocean of Infinity, which takes part in the search for the missing in March 2014 Malaysian airliner MH370, did not give information about its location more than three days. About it reports Fox News.
The ship began a search operation in the Indian ocean off the coast of Australia on January 22. To search for the wreckage of the aircraft used in Autonomous underwater vehicles and sonars. However, on 1 February, the information about the location of Seabed Constructor in the automatic identification system (AIS) not updated. Seabed Constructor reappeared on the radar after 80 hours, now it’s heading to the Parking lot in the Australian Perth. In the Ocean of Infinity did not comment on the situation.
“The AIS transmitter was turned off. The question is whether it was a crew error during the laying of a new route or deliberate action,” said Fox News expert on location-based systems Richard Cole.
According to experts, which leads the TV channel, the crew would intentionally hide their location, instead of the search plane hunting for treasure. In 2016 in the area were found fragments believed to belong to the trading ship that sank in the early XX century.
On the night of 8 March 2014, a Boeing 777-200 Malaysia Airlines, a flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 227 passengers and 12 crew members, including tourists from Russia, disappeared from radar screens. It is assumed that the plane crashed in the southern Indian ocean. The search operation was unable to establish the place of the crash.