Mystery and secrecy have surrounded the search ship hunting for a missing Malaysian Airlines jet after the vessel docked in Fremantle, Western Australia, on Thursday.
The latest search for the Boeing 777, which vanished in March 2014 carrying 239 people, kicked off on Monday run by private exploration firm Ocean Infinity.
The MH370 disappearance en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 with 239 people aboard ranks among the world's greatest aviation mysteries.
Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said on Saturday the government had approved a proposal from US-based exploration company Ocean Infinity to search for the plane on a "no cure, no fee" basis.
US seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity, Dutch company Fugro -- which was involved in the original hunt -- and a Malaysian company have made offers, Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said.
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was ‘almost inconceivable and certainly societally unacceptable,’ the Australian investigation unit that conducted the search said Tuesday.
Officers from Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation have been sent to Madagascar to verify whether a piece of debris found on the island could be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, local media reported.
Australia's main scientific agency said it believed with "unprecedented precision and certainty" that a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft crashed into the sea northeast of an area scoured in a fruitless two-year underwater search.
Missing flight MH370 "most likely" lies north of a former search zone in the remote Indian Ocean, Australian authorities said, in a new report that offers hope the plane may one day be found.