officials said they had expanded the search into the Andaman Sea, the
part of the Indian Ocean northwest of the strait. The Pentagon said that
the Kidd would be searching there, at the request of the Malaysian
government, and that a P-3 surveillance plane had already flown over the
area. Syed Akbaruddin, the spokesman for India’s Ministry of External
Affairs, said that India had also sent three ships, two airplanes and a
helicopter to search intensively in that area.
American destroyer, the Kidd, was redeploying to the Strait of Malacca,
the Seventh Fleet and Pentagon officials said — one of several
indications that the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was turning
away from the eastern waters that have been combed by dozens of ships
and airplanes for days.
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