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Photos of the Day: AUVs to Search for Malaysian Air 370

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:12am
ADAM GELLER, AP National Writer

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Australian Defense ship Ocean Shield is docked at naval base HMAS Stirling while being fitted with an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) and towed pinger locator to aid in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Perth, Australia. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

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An autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) sits on the wharf at naval base HMAS Stirling in Perth, Australia, ready to be fitted to the Australian warship Ocean Shield to aid in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Sunday, March 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority, which oversees the search, said the ship will be equipped with a black box detector — the U.S. Navy's Towed Pinger Locator — and the AUV, as well as other acoustic detection equipment. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

Australian Defense ship Ocean Shield will still take three to four days for the ship to reach the search zone — an area roughly the size of Poland about 1,850 kilometers (1,150 miles) to the west of Australia (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

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