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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Searching for MY 30TH and modern technology

The southern Indian Ocean is more than 4500 metres deep and the sea mud is several metres thick. It is daunting to scour for the missing MH370 at that depth. The Australian vessel sent it's autonomous underwater vehicle or mini-submarine drone, Bluefin-21, to search for the aircraft. It descended halfway and resurfaced for the second time.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bluefin-21 drone and it's daunting task

Yesterday, the Australian Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) sent the drone, autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) or mini-submarine, Bluefin-21, to scour the seabed of southern Indian Ocean for the missing MH370. Scarcely 6 hours later, the drone resurfaced.
     The drone takes two hours to descend to the seabed and two hours to ascend to the surface. Each time it operates for 24 hours. If it reaches the depth of 4500 meter, it automatically resurfaces
     The head of JACC Angus Houston describes the work using Bluefin-21 as a slow and painstaking process. We carry on with the daunting task.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Robotic Bluefin 31 submarine drone and MH370

Australian Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) has used up to 12 international aircrafts and 14 vessels to search for the missing aircraft MH370 in southern Indian Ocean. Vessels such as Haixun and Ocean Shield had detected acoustic pulses or pings believed to be from the black box recorders of the ill-fated aircraft.  Now, it has proceeded to robotic Bluefin 21 submarine drone to scour the 4500 metre deep seabed covered with several metres of sea mud. It is daunting. We need good luck.

Freedom for Sabah kidnapped victims?

The Australian Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) continues to launch massive searches for the missing MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. Suddenly, a Chinese tourist and a Filipino have been kidnapped from an island resort in Sabah. Both women are in southern Philippines. The kidnappers have contacted the relatives of the tourist, demanding a ransom of over US $36 million.
     There are many factors that affect security including long shorelines, isolated island resorts in Sabah and various rebel factions in the Philippines. There are overlapping claims for islands in the South China Sea.
     The Malaysian Government must try its best to free the hostages.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sympathy. Justice and MH370

Today, the Australian Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) sends out 12 aircrafts and 14 vessels to scour southern Indian Ocean for Malaysian Airlines MH370 . As the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott describes the efforts as massive, massive search, Malaysian Attorney-General Tan Sri Tony Patail is in UK to discuss the custody of the black box recorders from the ill-fated plane. We emphasize on sympathy and justice.

The search for MH370 is challenging

The search for the black box recorders of the Malaysian Airlines MH370 is challenging as the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean is 4500 metre or nearly 3 mile deep, the ocean mud a few metre thick and the condition tumultuous.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Dengue: Aedes and clear water

The Malaysian Director of Health Datuk Dr Nor Higham says that from January to April 5, 2014, there were 26249 cases of dengue including 14654 in Selangor; 63 patients died. Aedes mosquitoes carry the dengue virus and they breed in clear water which may be in crevices on trees, roofs, rubbish dumps, works sites and so forth.

Friday, April 11, 2014

We hope to find MH370 wreckage

The Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says (in Shanghai), "We are confident that we know the position of the black box flight (MH370) recorder to within some kilometres (in the depth of the southern Indian Ocean).
     We hope to find MH370 wreckage.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Last Resting Place of MH370

As the Australian vessel Ocean Shield heard some more ping signals from the southern Indian Ocean, the Head of the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC), Australia, Angus Houston, says, " Hopefully with lots of transmissions, we'll have a tight small area (to search) and ...In a matter of days we'll be able to find something on the bottom that might confirm that this is the last resting place of MH370."