The Latest Search for MH370 Starts Tomorrow off the WA Coast

Blaine Gibson, the real life Indiana Jones in the search for MH370, says the new effort to find the missing Boeing 777, which starts tomorrow 1800km west-south-west of Perth, will almost certainly be successful.

Mr Gibson has found MH370 debris and raised awareness around the Indian Ocean of the importance of collecting the vital clues that have enabled the CSIRO and UWA to virtually pinpoint where MH370 is in the Indian Ocean using reverse drift modelling.

More than 30 pieces have been found.

Mr Gibson told The Weekend West that “if anyone can find MH370 the Ocean Infinity team can”.

“They are extremely professional and there is an enormous amount of experience on board,” he said.


Mr Gibson visited Ocean Infinity’s ship, the Seabed Constructor, in Durban 10 days ago and attended top-level meetings in London to discuss the search.

While the content of those meetings is secret, Mr Gibson said everyone was impressed.

“The Ocean Infinity team listened to all views expressed and the science behind them,” he said.

“The technology they are using is a great leap forward.

“If the Inmarsat data is correct they will find it.”

The Inmarsat data, which is not disputed by all the agencies and most professional observers, is the hourly tracking of the plane off the WA coast.

The Seabed Constructor will arrive at the location identified last year by the CSIRO and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

That total area covers 25,000sqkm just outside, and at the northern end, of the previous search.

There are four hot spots.

The first of those is latitude 35.6°S and longitude 92.8°E, near the seventh arc defined by satellite data.

That location is also supported after re-examination of French satellite images taken weeks after MH370 disappeared that show possible debris in the water.

Ocean Infinity has a contract with Malaysian that no fee will be paid if it does not find MH370.