Beijing: Mystery continued to shroud the Malaysian jetliner six days after it went missing as Vietnam said today that its aircraft and ships have not found any debris said to have been spotted by Chinese satellites in the South China Sea between Malaysia and Vietnam.
Aircraft and vessels sent out by Vietnam today found no debris in the waters where Chinese satellites spotted three floating objects in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airlines flight, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted Vietnamese Deputy Transport Minister Pham Quy Tieu as saying.
Vietnam authorities dispatched two aircraft and two ships to fly over the waters off the Vietnam’s southern coast where Chinese satellites photographed suspected floating objects, Pham, who is leading a frontline command in Phu Quoc island said.
Earlier today China’s State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) said a Chinese satellite has found three floating objects at a suspected site of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane but it was not sure whether it was the debris of the plane.
China pressed 10 satellites besides eight ships and three aircraft to conduct search operations.
A huge international search operation has been mostly focused on the shallow waters of the Gulf of Thailand off Malaysia’s east coast.
Vietnam has been searching off its eastern coast of Phu Quoc island as well as its western shoreline.
The Strait of Malacca and Andaman Sea has been included since Sunday but the search there has remained futile so far.