Bangkok/Canberra : Thai authorities said that one of the country’s satellites spotted 300 floating objects in the southern Indian Ocean even as Australian authorities announced that the search operation for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 declared “lost” was suspended on Thursday due to bad weather, reports IANS.
Anond Snidvongs, executive director of Thailand’s Geo Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency, said the Thaichote satellite or Thailand Earth Observation Satellite, recorded the objects in the Indian Ocean at 10 a.m March 24, a day after images from a French satellite detected 122 floating objects, Bangkok daily The Nation reported on Thursday. He also said that the site where the 300 objects were detected was about 2,700 km from Perth, Australia, and about 200 km from the international search area where the ill-fated flight is thought to have come down.
The objects ranged from two to 15 metres in size, he added. Anond said the images have been handed to Thai caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatara and caretaker Foreign Minister Surapong Tohvichakchaikul would forward the findings to the Malaysian authorities for further investigation if these objects belong to flight MH370.
Thaichote is a remote sensing satellite for natural resources’ observation. Meanwhile, search operations for the lost jet in the southern Indian Ocean were suspended on Thursday due to bad weather.
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