Winter weather conditions brought rough seas and strong winds to the search area which impacted on operations this week.
Fugro Discovery arrived in Fremantle on 16 May for resupply. The vessel departed for the search area on 17 May.
Fugro Equator arrived back in the search area on 14 May but was unable to undertake search activities due to the weather. Consequently, the vessel has been tasked with bathymetric survey operations which can generally still be carried out in poor weather conditions.
Dong Hai Jiu 101 arrived back in the search area on 16 May. The vessel is on weather standby as current conditions preclude deep-tow search operations.