China's Haixun 01 ship
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China's largest rescue ship joins search for missing plane

19 March 2014 Last updated at 13:51 GMT

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.