Today there is no significant activity to report in the MH370 SAR effort as we shift our focus from the Gulf of Thailand to the northwestern section of the Strait of Malacca.
• USS Kidd arrived in the northwestern section of the Strait of Malacca late this afternoon where she will continue its assistance with the search efforts. We do not have detailed information on her assignment in the Strait of Malacca at this time.
•The P-8A Poseidon is still scheduled to arrive in the area on March 15 to aid in the search efforts. The P-3C Orion will remain on station to assist with the search in a daily rotation with the P-8.
• The P-3C Orion completed its search today of the northwest section of the Strait of Malacca where it flew approximately 1000 miles west with nothing significant to report.
We will continue to provide updated information as it becomes available.