This image provided by China’s State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense shows a floating object seen at sea next to the descriptor which was added by the source. The image was captured around noon, on March 18, 2014 (Tuesday) by a Chinese satellite in S44’57 E90’13 in south Indian Ocean. It shows what is suspected to be a floating object 22 meters long and 13 meters wide. It is about 120 km south (slightly to the west) of the suspected objects released by Australia. (AP Photo/ China State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense)
Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said on Saturday that the Chinese authorities had identified suspected debris in the southern corridor in the search for flight #MH370.
He made the announcement after receiving the information during the daily press briefing in Kuala Lumpur.
Moments later, China’s State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense confirmed that it had detected a suspected floating object 22.5m-long and 13m-wide in the southern Indian Ocean.
The U-shaped object was located 120 km southwest of the debris identified by Australian satellite images on Thursday.
China’s Embassy in Malaysia has also confirmed the finding. It, however, has added that it is still not confirmed whether the object is related to the missing #MH370.
China has sent the details to both Malaysia and Australia to facilitate the ongoing search operations.