I thank the Malaysian government for not giving up on us and the MH370, and Ocean Infinity for this initiative to use its technology and own expenses to locate the wreckage.
The Malaysian and American governments have not given up on finding Malaysia Airlines flight 370 which vanished back in 2014.
Ocean Infinity said in this week's statement that the vessel, which left the South African port of Durban on Tuesday, was taking advantage of favorable weather to move toward "the vicinity of the possible search zone".
A US exploration firm was mandated by the Malaysian government on Wednesday to resume search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 aircraft, possibly the last attempt to solve one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history.
Malaysian Minister of Transport Liow Tiong Lai, center, speaks at a press conference during MH370 missing plane search operations signing ceremony between the government of Malaysia and the Ocean Infinity Limited in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. He said his government was committed to continue with the search. A search mission that was suspended on January 17, 2017. unsuccessfully combed an area of 120,000 square kilometers in the Indian Ocean for the remains of the plane.
The incident is said to be one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.
"It is my hope that we will find the answer that we seek for almost four years and bring some closure to this unfortunate incident", he added.
"That means they are willing to search the area of 25,000 square kilometers (9,653 square miles) pointed out by the expert group near the Australian waters", he said. If we don't find it within the said area, we can carry on looking for it within the agreed timeframe. It is expected that the ship will arrive at the search zone by mid-January.
Formed in 2015, Plunkett said the company has 25 team members on board, with four experienced in the search of the Air France 447 crash in the Atlantic Ocean in June 2009.
Missing flight MH370 disappeared with 239 people on board on March 8, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing after diverting from its flight path.
After almost three years of combing 120,000 sq km of ocean floor without success, the Malaysian, Chinese and Australian governments in January last year made a decision to suspend the search until "credible new information" becomes available.