Fugro Discovery experienced problems with its deep-tow side scan sonar on 1 May, requiring the equipment to be reset. As this created a gap in the data, the vessel turned and transited back to the point at which the signal had begun to degrade before re-running the line to ensure complete coverage of the area. Search operations are continuing.
Fugro Equator departed the search area on 29 April, and is en route to Fremantle to conduct a scheduled resupply visit.
Dong Hai Jiu 101 will shortly depart Fremantle port and proceeded to the calibration range to test the recovered SLH-ProSAS-60 deep tow system. Once testing is complete, the vessel will return to Fremantle for supplies, before departing for the search area.