Will be scanned 23,000 square miles of the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean, where it’s believed the Boeing 777 went down after losing radar.This is more than twice the width of the United States.The Australian Transport Safety Bureau which is leading the search for the missing plane, was considering bids submitted by the world’s most advanced deep-sea specialists. Australia has chosen a Dutch company, Fugro Survey, to carry out the underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said Wednesday.
Two ships equipped with towed deep-water vehicles and will side-scan sonar, multi-beam echo sounders and video cameras in the search will be used. Robots known as underwater autonomous vehicles (UAVs) could also be necessary ) for the most extreme terrain. Malaysia has already partnered with American and Australian contractors to supply additional search equipment. If needed the search may be extended outside the initial area designated as the priority. To remember, MH370 departed Kuala Lumpur for Beijing early on the morning of March 8 carrying 239 passengers and crew.