China's Haixun 01 ship
Media playback is unsupported on your device

China's largest rescue ship joins search for missing plane

After days of unsuccessful searching by 26 countries for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, China has put its largest rescue ship into action.

The Haixun 01 ship - along with eight other vessels - will cover an area of 300,000 square kilometres as part of its mission.

The plane went missing on 8 March with 239 people on board.

Miranda Hurst reports.

  • 19 Mar 2014
Go to next video: Missing plane relative dragged away