In a Monday, April 14, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, operators aboard the Australian defense vessel Ocean Shield move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle into position for deployment to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
“It just is another slap in the face,”“It just is another slap in the face,” Danica Weeks, whose husband Paul was aboard the plane, told the Sydney Morning Herald. “It's just another long road for us and look, I'm just shattered by the news. I'm absolutely shattered.”
- Reviewing all existing information and analysis to define a search zone of up to 60,000 square kilometers along the arc in the southern Indian Ocean
- Conducting a bathymetric survey to map the sea floor in the defined search area
- Acquiring the specialist services required for a comprehensive search of the sea floor in that area.