UPDATED: Search for MH370 Ends for Thursday

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UPDATED 8:00 AM -- Australian officials say search for possible objects from missing plane ends for Thursday.


UPDATED 6:50 AM -- Norwegian car carrier Hoegh St. Petersburg has reached the area in the southern Indian Ocean. The car carrier was heading from Madagascar to Melbourne.

"We've got a request from Australian authorities to search the area, and we will assist as long as needed," said Kristian Olsen, a spokesman at Hoegh Autoliners.

The Norwegian shipping association told Reuters the ship was the first one to arrive in the area. So far, no debris has been confirmed.


UPDATED 6:10 AM -- One Australian plane has flown over the area, and others from the United States and New Zealand are on their way, but the distance the planes will have to fly from land to get to the remote spot in the middle of the ocean burns a lot of fuel and leaves pilots less time to search.

"We are in the most isolated part of the world," explained Australian Defense Minister David Johnston.

Once pilots have found the field, they will drop a buoy that will mark the spot and transmit data to help lead ships there.

The Royal Australian Air Force P3 Orion was unable to locate the two objects that satellites spotted, AMSA said in a tweet. The area is known for high winds, and a storm is currently moving into the area.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Overnight, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot says they're looking into objects found floating off of the coast of Australia.

According the Abbot, The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has received information based on satellite imagery of objects possibly related to the search.

Australian Officials believe one of the objects is close to 79 feet in size.

While the lead is promising in the 13 day search, authorities are being cautious.

The Malaysian Military says it will take time to verify.


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