Update: And you guys cracked the case once again. Turns out this video is not from the search, rather it was filmed in January 2013 aboard the LPG carrier Venere during a hurricane (at least according to the uploader). Still cool.
Original: Here’s some video reportedly taken from a commercial vessel assisting in the search for missing Malaysia flight MH370 in Southern Indian Ocean.
Unfortunately, we cannot independently verify the authenticity of the video as being from the search, but hey it’s a pretty cool anyway.
According to AMSA’s most recent update as of Thursday morning AEDT, there are currently five ships within the search area about 2,500 kilometers southwest of Perth. They have been identified as the HMAS Success and four Chinese ships; the Xue Long icebreaker, the Kuulunshan, the Haikon and the Qiandaohu, according to AMSA. There is also sixth ship, the MV CSB Brilliant, which has been tracked in the search area by IHS AIS data.
This morning’s statement from AMSA said that weather in the search area is expected to deteriorate later Thursday. On Tuesday, gale force winds and heavy swells caused the suspension of the search operation.
If this video was in fact filmed during the search for flight MH370, it’s easy to see how finding a relatively small plane in the massive Indian Ocean has proven to be no easy task.