Firm to deploy special vessel in MH370 search
Leidschendam, The Netherlands, June 11, 2014
The Netherlands-based Fugro, a provider of technical services, has won a contract from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) towards the deployment of its specialist vessel in the underwater search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Using its advanced survey vessel, the Fugro Equator, fitted with state-of-the art multibeam echosounder equipment, Fugro will conduct a bathymetric survey of the search area.
The seabed data obtained will assist in the production of maps of the seabed offshore Western Australia. This area is relatively uncharted and the maps will assist in planning subsequent stages of the MH370 search. Fugro and ATSB expect the Fugro Equator to begin its operation by mid-June. – TradeArabia News Service