The "new phase" of the search effort for flight MH370 will involve an "intensified underwater search" using specialised sonar equipment towed behind ships to scan the seabed for wreckage, Australia's Prime Minister has said.
Tony Abbott added that It was now "highly unlikely" that search teams would find any debris from missing flights MH370.
He said that as it has now been 52 days since the disappearance, any debris would have become waterlogged and sunk.
The relatives of passengers onboard flight MH370 know there is a huge need to keep the media’s interest in their campaign for the truth.
How has the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane progressed in the month since its disappearance?
Ships hunting for a missing Malaysia plane have picked up separate acoustic signals in different parts of a vast Indian Ocean search