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Flight 370 Search Gains Vessel With Black Box-Detector

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The Australian vessel Ocean Shield is scheduled to depart today to search for Malaysian Air Flight 370 after being fitted with an autonomous underwater vehicle and equipment to detect the missing plane’s black-box recorder.

Ten aircraft and 10 ships from nations including China, Japan, the U.S., New Zealand, Malaysia and South Korea will take part in the search off the coast of Western Australia today, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said in a statement. Some parts of the search zone will experience low cloud and rain.