The government reviews Ocean Infinity’s request to pick up the MH370 search.

The government reviews Ocean Infinity’s request to pick up the MH370 search.

HULU SELANGOR: The request by Ocean Infinity, a marine robotics company, to pick up the hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which went missing ten years ago while heading to Beijing, China, is presently being reviewed by the government.

Transport Minister Anthony Loke said based on discussions held on Thursday, the company had submitted a proposal paper along with evidence and information for review by the relevant authorities under the ministry.

He said the matter would need to be presented to the Cabinet before a formal agreement could be finalized between the government and Ocean Infinity, expecting the process to take approximately three months to complete.

“If everything goes smoothly, they have expressed their readiness to commence the search mission in November… (however), we need to obtain Cabinet approval because I cannot preempt the Cabinet.

“… we need to further discuss the information provided, and there needs to be an agreement as it involves financial implications if the aircraft is found,” he said at a press conference after officiating the ECRL Career Carnival here today.

Yesterday, the Association For Families of the Passengers and Crew on board MH370 revealed through a Facebook post that Ocean Infinity had submitted a proposal paper to revive the search to Loke.

The company, among other things, proposed that the search process be conducted on a No Find No Fee basis.

-Agency

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