Countries Join Search Amidst Terrorist Fears For Missing Malaysian Plane

Traces of oil slick found near the South China Sea are being investigated in the search. (Courtesy of Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency)
Traces of oil slick found near the South China Sea are being investigated in the search. (Courtesy of Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency)

At least three passports – two listed in Interpol’s database, and another announced by Chinese authorities – used by passengers to board the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have been reported as stolen, raising fears of terrorism behind the disappearance of the Malaysian plane.

Authorities are investigating as the multi-nation search continues for the aircraft and its 227 passengers and 12 crew members from 14 countries that was announced missing after it failed to arrive at its scheduled destination in Beijing Airport.

Oil Slick Traces in South China Sea

Traces of oil slick have been found about 100 nautical miles from the South China Sea are being investigated.

Floating Object Spotted Near Vietnam

Search and rescue boats and aircraft have been deployed by Vietnam’s navy to the southwest of Vietnam’s Tho Chu Island, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) off the coast in the Gulf of Thailand, after a floating object was spotted late Sunday evening (local time).

Thai Navy Moves to Andaman Sea

Thailand’s navy search for the aircraft and its passengers has moved from the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea to the Andaman Sea, near Thailand’s border.

U.S., Australia, China, Indonesia Part of Search Efforts

Dozens of planes and dozens of ships from the U.S., Australia, China, and Indonesia were part of the search efforts on Sunday.

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