30th March 2014, 10:44 PM
Tanzanian-Flagged Fishing Trawler Missing Off Antartica, AMSA / AusSAR Redeployment
Originally posted in the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight 370 (MH 370) thread but felt it was off-topic (OT).
Rescue Coordination Centre - Australia (RCC - Australia) in Canberra just detected maritime emergency distress signals (406.025 MHz (UHF) / 121.5 MHz (VHF)) being transmitted by an Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) registered to a fishing trawler currently positioned in the Southern Indian Ocean (SIO) / Great Southern Ocean (GSO) just 648 kilometres off Antarctica.
The Australian Maritime and Safety Authority (AMSA) has redeployed assets currently in the Search And Locate / Recovery (SAL / SAR) operations of possible wreckages belonging to Boeing 777-2H6/ER (9M-MRO "Romeo Oscar") operating as Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight 370 (MH 370) callsign "MALAYSIAN 370". Further updates pending by the Australian Search And Rescue (AusSAR) Team.
30th March 2014, 10:50 PM
Re: Tanzanian-Flagged Fishing Trawler Missing Off Antartica, AMSA / AusSAR Redeploym
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) reporting from waters off Antarctica has visual on debris within vicinity of maritime emergency distress signals (406.025 MHz (UHF) / 121.5 MHz (VHF)) transmitting from the Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB).
Vessel is a 75-metre Tanzanian-flagged fishing trawler, number of souls onboard unknown.