China's Haixun 01 ship
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China's largest rescue ship joins hunt

China deploys its largest rescue ship to join in the search for missing Malaysian airlines flight MH370.

After days of unsuccessful searching by 26 countries for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, China has put its largest rescue ship into action.

The Haixun 01 ship - along with eight other vessels - will cover an area of 300,000 square kilometres as part of its mission.

The plane went missing on 8 March with 239 people on board.

Miranda Hurst reports.

  • 19 Mar
  • From the section Asia