The Malaysian government confirmed that the flight MH370 search will continue after ending several months months ago. The U.S. firm, Ocean Infinity, located in Houston, Texas, which surveys the ocean floor offered their services to the Malaysian government. They have proposed searching for the missing plane on a ‘no-find, no-fee’ basis, meaning that they will search without a set fee unless the plane is found.

In March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared over the South Indian Ocean. The flight was traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers on board. The disappearance of the flight has become one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries.

The initial search lasted three years with efforts from 26 countries but was suspended in January 2017. The search cost $160 million but did not find the missing plane.

Australian Transport Minister Darren Chester stated on Oct. 19 that Ocean Infinity and the Malaysian government had come to an agreement but later clarified that Malaysia was still reviewing the deal.

“While I am hopeful of a successful search, I’m conscious of not raising hopes for the loved ones of those on board,” Chester said in a statement. “Ocean Infinity will focus on searching the seafloor in an area that has previously been identified by experts as the next most likely location to find MH370. Australia, at Malaysia’s request, will provide technical assistance to the Malaysian Government and Ocean Infinity.”

Malaysia said that if an agreement is reached, they would notify Australia and China first, then the families and loved ones of the missing passengers from the flight.

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