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More underwater pings relocated : Houston

An Australian official says equipment on a ship searching for the missing Malaysian jet has relocated more underwater signals that were consistent with a plane’s black boxes.

Angus Houston, the head of a joint agency coordinating the search in the southern Indian Ocean, said on Wednesday that the Australian navy’s Ocean Shield has picked up two more underwater signals.

The Ocean Shield first detected the sounds late Saturday and early Sunday before losing them, and Houston said the ship now relocated the signals twice.

The ship is equipped with a US Navy towed pinger locator that is designed to pick up signals from a plane’s black boxes.

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