From Old Salt Blog
than 80,000 square kilometers (30,000 square miles) of the seafloor in
the Indian Ocean west of Australia have been searched, looking for where
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is believed to have crashed with 239
people aboard in March 2014.
So far, they have not located the missing
the Boeing 777, but in December, they did find the wreckage of a ship, believed to date from the 1800s. The Australian Joint Agency Coordination Centre,
the agency directing the search for the plane, sent out a second ship
to take a closer look at the shipwreck using and an underwater drone.
Experts at the Shipwreck Galleries of the Western Australian Museum
have said the wreckage is probably a ship made of steel or iron from
mid-to-late 19th century or possibly the early 20th century.
This is the second shipwreck located
in the search for flight MH370. In May of last year, another shipwreck
believed to dated from the 19th century was also located and scanned by
underwater drones. The two shipwrecks located will, in all likelihood,
not be investigated further as they are both in water over 12,000 feet
MH370 searchers find uncharted shipwreck
Thanks to Alaric Bond and Phil Leon for contributing to this post