British nuclear-powered submarine H.M.S. Tireless has joined the international search for missing Malaysian plane, flight M.H. 370. The plane and the 239 people on board vanished more than three weeks ago and, in spite of unprecedented efforts to locate the plane, passengers and crew, remains 'lost'.
It's rare for the M.o.D., Ministry of Defence to annouce just where in the world British nuclear subs are patrolling. We do not know where it was previously, but we now know that it is about to help the serach for the missing plane.
Tireless, along with survey ship H.M.S. Echo, will search the depths of the Indian Ocean. With a water depth of around two miles the sub will not be able to travel to the bottom of the waters but will use its sophisticated resurces to scan the ocean depths.
The search is important on many levels, not least in attempting to disprove the many plausible conspiracy theories as to what may have happened to flight M.H. 370.
For the families and loved ones of the passengers and crew they need to know what happened to flight M.H. 370 for obvious reasons.
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