Oil slick not Malaysia plane fuel - report

2014-03-10 14:23
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Kuala Lumpur - An oil slick found about 100 nautical miles off Teluk Bali on Sunday was found to be bunker fuel and not that of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has confirmed.

The Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared over the South China Sea after departing Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia en route to Beijing, China - and authorities have launched a massive search to establish what happened to the plane.  

The Daily Sun reports MMEA Eastern Region enforcement chief Datuk Nasir Adam said this was after an analysis on a sample of the oil slick had been carried out by the Chemistry Department.

The oil discovered is most likely from a ship - since planes do not use bunker fuel - a liquid fuel distilled from crude oil.

 The report states the MMEA is widening its search and rescue operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the South China Sea - the rescue operation is currently in its third day.

On day three close to 1 500 nautical miles have been covered and as yet no debris has been discovered.
The joint operation along with a flotilla of ships from other countries has so far covered 7 656 nautical miles 

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