Malaysia approved a new attempt to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the country's government announced Saturday, nearly four years after the plane's disappearance sparked one of aviation's biggest mysteries, NBC News reported.
The U.S.-based company Ocean Infinity dispatched a search vessel this week to look in the southern Indian Ocean for debris from the plane, which disappeared March 8, 2014, on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 227 passengers and 12 crew members.
Ocean Infinity said in a statement that the search vessel Seabed Constructor, which left the South African port of Durban on Tuesday, was taking advantage of favorable weather to move toward "the vicinity of the possible search zone."
The governments of Malaysia, China and Australia had called off the nearly three-year official search last January without solving the mystery. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau's final report on the search conceded that authorities were no closer to knowing the reasons for the Boeing 777's disappearance, or its exact location.