Bluefin-21 - updates

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Planes head home as MH370 search scaled back

Apr 30, 2014 - 4:43 PM

Despite the failure to find wreckage authorities insist they are looking in the right area

SCALED BACK. After seven weeks of unsucessful searching the international air effort to find parts of the plane has been stopped on 28 April. File photo by LSIS James Whittle/Australian Department of Defense/EPA

Australia plans to widen fruitless MH370 search

Apr 25, 2014 - 9:19 PM

If no contacts of interest are made Bluefin 21 will continue to examine the areas adjacent to the current search zone Australian officials say

BIGGER ZONE. Australia says it will expand the underwater hunt for the missing Malaysian plane. File photo by Leut Kelli Lunt/EPA/AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Two-thirds of underwater search done, no sign of MH370

Apr 21, 2014 - 12:07 PM

Since it vanished on March 8 no debris from the plane has been found despite an intense air and sea search

Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370

Apr 18, 2014 - 2:54 PM

The Bluefin 21 submarine goes beyond its depth range as the tensions and costs of the MH370 search operation rack up

BLUEFIN-21. An undated handout picture made available by the Australian Department of Defense (DOD) on 15 April 2014 shows the Phoenix Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Artemis in the water after being craned over the side of the Australian Defense Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at sea in the Indian Ocean. Leut Kelli Lunt/EPA/AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Malaysia warns of 'huge' cost in MH370 search

Apr 17, 2014 - 7:09 PM

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says if nothing is found authorities would reassess how next to proceed in the unprecedented mission to find the plane

Mini-sub aborts again in MH370 deep ocean search

Apr 16, 2014 - 3:37 PM

After encountering a technical difficulty and resurfacing for a short while Bluefin 21 resumes its search for signs of MH370

BLUEFIN-21 SEARCHING. An undated handout picture made available by the Australian Department of Defense (DOD) on 15 April 2014 shows a Phoenix Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Artemis craned over the side of the Australian Defense Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at sea in the Indian Ocean. Leut Kelli Lunt/EPA/Australian Department of Defense

Mini-sub on second mission after first MH370 search aborted

Apr 16, 2014 - 8:07 AM

The Bluefin 21 minisub resumes sweeping the ocean seabed for MH370 after aborting its first foray underwater

BLUEFIN-21. An undated handout picture made available by the Australian Department of Defense (DOD) on 15 April 2014 shows the Phoenix Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Artemis in the water after being craned over the side of the Australian Defense Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at sea in the Indian Ocean. Leut Kelli Lunt/EPA/AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

First mini-sub dive finds nothing of interest in MH370 hunt

Apr 15, 2014 - 3:39 PM

The first dive of the Bluefin 21 mini sub finds nothing of interest in relation to the search for flight MH370

SEARCHING WITH A SUB. A handout picture made available by the US Navy on 04 April 2014 shows the Artemis autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) hoisted back on board of the Australian Defense Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield after a successful buoyancy testing at sea in the Indian Ocean, April 1, 2014. MC1 Peter D. Blair/US NAVY/EPA

Mini-sub tries again after first MH370 search aborted

Apr 15, 2014 - 9:06 AM

UPDATED The Bluefin 21 unmanned submarine tries to find MH370 again after its first aborted excursion underwater

BLUEFIN. An image of a Bluefin-21 unit diving. Photo from http://www.bluefinrobotics.com/products/bluefin-21

Hunt for MH370 'pings' to take days before sub launch

Apr 08, 2014 - 4:11 PM

Time is running out for finding further ping signals from Flight MH370 s black box

CHECKING THE WATERS. A picture made available on 08 April 2014 by the Australian Department of Defense shows a fast response craft from Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield tows Able Seaman Clearance Diver Michael Arnold as he searches the ocean for debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, near Perth, Australia, on March 31 2014. Leut Ryan Davis/EPA/Navy Imagery Unit

US deploys 'black box' locator in Malaysian jet search

Mar 25, 2014 - 6:34 AM

If debris from the flight is found the two devices will be able to provide more information by mapping the underwater area and by helping find the black box

BLUEFIN. An image of a Bluefin-21 unit diving. Photo from http://www.bluefinrobotics.com/products/bluefin-21/