Statement

Media Release

DC216/2017

19 July 2017

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester today welcomed the release of Geoscience Australia's sea floor data collected in the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

Mr Chester said the data covered 710,000 square kilometres of the southern Indian Ocean uncovering volcanoes, ridges and sea mounts, and provided a better understanding of the sea floor processes.

“The search for MH370 has involved state of the art equipment and the Australian Government, with the support of Malaysia and the People's Republic of China, has always been committed to releasing this data to the public,” Mr Chester said.

“No new information has been discovered to determine the specific location of the aircraft and the underwater search remains suspended.

“Our thoughts and sympathies continue to be with the families and friends of those who have lost their lives.

“We remain hopeful that new information will come to light and that at some point in the future the aircraft will be located.”