MH370News:2014/Day 002

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Day 002: Sunday, 9 March 2014



News Summary

9:00 AM
Press conference by Director General of Department Civil Aviation and Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Airlines
11:00 AM
Acting Transport Minister addressed air turn-back, CCTV footage of passengers with stolen passports at KLIA and assets deployed for SAR efforts
1:00 PM
Royal Malaysian Airforce confirmed a possibility of air turn back
3:00 PM
Press conference by Director General of Department Civil Aviation and Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Airlines was deferred in absence of new development
3:30 PM
Australia sent two air force P3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft to help in the rescue efforts. China sends in 2 amphibious transport docks, helicopters and a navy destroyer. Indonesia sends a navy corvette, patrol boat, three fast patrol vessels and a maritime patrol aircraft. The U.S deploys 2 aircraft, 2 navy ships and a helicopter.
4:00 PM
Oil slick found off Kelantan coast. Subsequent tests proved negative for jet fuel.
4:30 PM
Acting Transport Minister gave an update on international cooperation to search for MH370 and the increase in assets deployed
8:15 PM
DCA confirmed that search and rescue teams from Australia, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, New Zealand and the United States of America have come forward to assist. China continues to redeploy its assets to assist in the SAR effort including a coast guard and rescue vessels as well as retasking its military satellites.

Source: DCA (Malaysia) - Interactive Timeline






Media Statements

Sunday, March 09, 02:00 AM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - 6th Media Statement


Sepang, 9 March 2014: Malaysia Airlines humbly asks all Malaysians and people around the world to pray for flight MH370.

It has been more than 24 hours since we last heard from MH370 at 1.30am. The search and rescue team is yet to determine the whereabouts of the Boeing 777-200 aircraft. 

An international search and rescue mission from Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam was mobilized yesterday morning. At this stage, they have failed to find evidence of any wreckage. The sea mission will continue overnight while the air mission will recommence at daylight.

We are dispatching all information as and when we receive it. The situation in Beijing is also being monitored closely. As many families of passengers are in China, we have deployed our “Go Team” to Beijing with a team of caregivers and volunteers to assist the family members of the passengers.

Once the whereabouts of the aircraft is determined, Malaysia Airlines will fly members of the family to the location. Travel arrangements and expenses of immediate family members will be borne by Malaysia Airlines. 

Our sole priority now is to provide all assistance to the families of the passengers and our staff. We are also working closely with the concerned authorities in the search and rescue operation

The families may contact +603 7884 1234 (Kuala Lumpur) / +8610 6437 6249 (Beijing)

For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.

There will be a press conference at Sama Sama Hotel at 9.00 am today 9 March 2014 by DCA.

(2014年3月9日凌晨2点发布)

       马来西亚航空公司恭请所有马来西亚及全世界人民共同为MH370航班祈祷。

       距离最后一次接收MH370讯号,已经过去超过24小时。搜寻和救援队伍仍然没有确定波音777-200客机的行踪。

       来自马来西亚、新加坡及越南的国际搜寻与救援机构已于昨天早晨启动搜救行动。截至目前,搜救队伍还没有找到飞机失事的证据。海上搜救还在进行,空中搜救将在今天白天继续进行。

        我们会及时发布收到的相关信息,北京的事态也在紧密地控制中。由于乘客亲属大部分都在中国,我们已经组建“行动小组”与志愿者及安抚人员一起前往北京,为乘客亲属提供全力协助。

       一旦确定飞机的具体位置,马航工作人员将安排乘客亲属前往事发地点。亲属的旅行安排及费用将由马来西亚航空公司承担。

       我们当前的首要任务是全力为乘客亲属提供帮助。我们也在密切配合有关当局进行搜救工作。       

       亲属可以联络:+603 7884 1234 (吉隆坡) / +8610 6437 6249 (北京)

       媒体可以联络:+603 8777 5698 / +603 8787 1276

       马来西亚民航局将于今天早晨9点在吉隆坡Sama Sama酒店举行新闻发布会。

Source: Malaysia Airlines MAS-MS6-002-ZH




Sunday, March 09, 09:30 AM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - 7th Media Statement


Sepang, 9 March 2014:  More than 24 hours after the lost of contact with Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the search and rescue teams are still unable to detect the whereabouts of the missing aircraft.

The airline is doing its utmost to provide support to the affected family members, this includes immediate financial aid.

The airline has deployed a team of 94 caregivers consisting of well-trained staff and also Tzu Chi Foundation members to provide emotional support to the families. The airline will also be deploying another set of caregivers to Beijing later today.

Last night, a Malaysia Airlines’ Senior Management team arrived at Beijing to address the media and met with family members. Families of affected passengers in Kuala Lumpur were also met by the team.

Meanwhile, Malaysia Airlines will set up a command center at Kota Bharu, Malaysia or Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam as soon as the location of the aircraft is established and the airline will make the necessary arrangements.

The airline is continuously working with the authorities in providing assistance. In fearing for the worst, a disaster recovery management specialist from Atlanta, USA will be assisting Malaysia Airlines in this crucial time.

Malaysia Airlines reiterates that it will continue to be transparent in communicating with the general public in all matters affecting MH370.


马来西亚航空公司MH370航班事件

媒体声明七

(2014年3月9日上午9点30分发布)


我们与MH370航班失去联系已经超过24个小时,搜救团队目前仍然没有失联航班的行踪。

航空公司正在尽全力为MH370失联航班的乘客以及乘务员家属提供援助。航空已经安排一支由94名成员组成的专业团队为他们提供情感方面的援助。

航空公司高层管理团队已经于昨天晚上抵达北京接见媒体与失联航班乘客家属,他们也曾于昨天在吉隆坡接见其它失联航班家属。

同时,航空公司已经在马来西亚哥打巴鲁市和越南胡志明市建立管理指挥中心。一旦失联航班位置被确定,指挥中心立即做开展相关援助,支持工作。

航空公司将继续与正在搜救的有关部门密切合作,并提供相关支持。为做各个方面的准备,一只来自美国亚特兰大的心理恢复专家团队也会在此次航班失联事件中帮助马航,提供对应的帮助。

Source: Malaysia Airlines MAS-MS7-002-ZH




Sunday, March 09, 02:43 PM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - 8th Media Statement


Statement by MAS GCEO, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya

Together with all those affected by the MH370 incident, we understand the need to provide regular updates on the progress of the search and rescue operations. As the hours turn into days, we at Malaysia Airlines are similarly anxious and we appreciate the patience, support and prayers from everyone.

We however acknowledge that the most affected group in this incident is the families of those on-board. As such, our primary focus at this point in time is to care for the families. This means providing them with timely information, travel facilities, accommodation, meals and emotional support. Initial financial assistance has been given out to all families. Caregivers are already assigned to each family and they are trained staff and volunteers from Malaysia and Australia.

Family members of the MH370 passengers from Beijing who wish to travel will be flown in stages to Kuala Lumpur on the available flights. We are also communicating with the families from other nations to similarly arrange for their travel to Kuala Lumpur.

In the event flight MH370 is located, a Response Control Centre (RCC) in the area will be activated to support the needs of families.

The airline continues to work with the authorities and we appreciate the help we are receiving from all parties during this critical and difficult time.


马来西亚航空公司MH370航班事件

媒体声明八

马航首席执行长阿末佐哈里发表声明

(2014年3月9日上午2点43分发布)

 

我们理解所有失联航班的乘客和乘务员家属的心情,我们会第一时间更新搜救团队的在搜救工作中的最新进展。随着时间的推移,我们在马来西亚同样万分焦急。同时我们也感谢那些帮助,支持,以及为MH370失联航班祈福的人员。

我们承认大部分受失联航班影响的家属来自海外,所以我们的首要任务是为这些家属提供照顾与帮助。对此,我们会提供各个方面的援助,包括信息的及时通知,交通,住宿,食物以及情绪安抚方面的工作。我们的工作团队已经分别派往各个家庭开始工作,他们都是来自澳大利亚和马来西亚接受过专业指导的工作人员。

身处北京的MH370失联航班家属如果想前往吉隆坡,我们会根据适当的航班依次负责接转。对于在其它国家的MH370失联航班家属我们也会提供同样的便利。

一旦MH370失联航班的位置被确定,我们的应急指挥控制中心会立即行动,为有需要的家庭提供帮助与照顾。

在这非常时期,航空公司将会继续与有关部门密切合作应对这一事件,同时表达对所有提供帮助的部门和相关团体表示感谢!

Source: Malaysia Airlines MAS-MS8-002-ZH