29 January 2016
As the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 continues, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss today announced that a Chinese ship, Dong Hai Jiu 101, will be deployed to join search operations.
“The Australian Government welcomes the Dong Hai Jiu 101 to the search effort and thanks the Government of the People’s Republic of China for its generous contribution,” Mr Truss said.”
“The ship, offered to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull by Premier Li Keqiang of the People’s Republic of China in November 2015, will undertake search operations in the southern Indian Ocean.”
“The total value of the contribution by the People’s Republic of China, including the ship, is around $20 million.”
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