Search vessels start scouring the ocean for AF447

Brazil‘s defence ministry has issued a navigation advisory to shipping, detailing the search region occupied by the vessels hunting the wreckage of Air France flight AF447: 

 

NOROESTE DO ARQUIPELAGO SAO PEDRO E SAO PAULO -

NAVIO ANNE CANDIES – CASCO PRETO SUPERESTRUTURA BRANCA E

NAVIO SEABED WORKER – CASCO AZUL SUPERESTRUTURA BRANCA

REALIZANDO BUSCA AOS DESTROÇOS DA AERONAVE AF447

PERIODO: 01/ABR A 01/MAI

AREA INTERDITADA A NAVEGACAO ENTRE OS

PARALELOS: 03-48.00N 03-00.00N

E MERIDIANOS:030-22.00W 031-09.00W

RECOMENDA-SE CAUTELA.

CANCELAR ESTE AVISO 020359 UTC MAI 2010.

 

 

It states that, to the northwest of the St Peter and St Paul archipelago, the two vessels engaged in the search – the Anne Candies and the Seabed Worker – are conducting operations between the longitudes 30°22′ and 31°09′W and latitudes 03°00′ and 03°48′N.

 

These points define an approximate square, some 47nm (87km) on each side, north of the last known position (LKP) and flightpath of AF447. It contains a rectangular region calculated by the French investigation authority Bureau d’Enquetes et d’Analyses to be the most probable site of the wreckage, given the meteorological conditions and state of the ocean currents.

 

447hunt.JPG

Leave a Reply