(Newsroom America) -- Up to 11 military aircraft and 11 ships are continuing the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 after material washed ashore in Australia was found to be not related.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority yesterday conducted a visual search area totaling approximately 49,567 square kilometres. The centre of the search area was approximately 1584 kilometres north west of Perth.
Bluefin-21 AUV is currently completing mission 12 in the underwater search area. Bluefin-21 has now completed more than 90 per cent of the focused underwater search area. No contacts of interest have been found to date.
The focused underwater search area is defined as a circle of 10km radius around the second Towed Pinger Locator detection which occurred on 8 April.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said after examining detailed photographs of material washed ashore 10 kilometres east of Augusta, it is satisfied it is not a lead in relation to the search for missing flight MH370.