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Fourth ship to join search for Malaysian airliner 10 months after it vanished off Australia

In this March 31, 2014 file photo, HMAS Success sails as a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion flies past while searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean, near the coast of Western Australia. A fourth ship with specialized underwater sonar equipment will join the search for the Malaysia Airlines jet 10 months after it vanished under mysterious circumstances off the west coast of Australia, an official said Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. The ship Fugro Supporter was on its way to the search area after conducting trials off the Indonesian island of Bali, Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said in a statement. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

In this March 31, 2014 file photo, HMAS Success sails as a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion flies past while searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean, near the coast of Western Australia. A fourth ship with specialized underwater sonar equipment will join the search for the Malaysia Airlines jet 10 months after it vanished under mysterious circumstances off the west coast of Australia, an official said Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. The ship Fugro Supporter was on its way to the search area after conducting trials off the Indonesian island of Bali, Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said in a statement. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)  (The Associated Press)

A fourth ship with specialized underwater equipment will join the search for a Malaysia Airlines jet 10 months after it vanished off Australia's west coast.

Acting Australian Prime Minister Warren Truss says the ship Fugro Supporter is on its way to the search area after conducting trials off the Indonesian island of Bali.

Truss, filling in while Prime Minister Tony Abbott is on personal leave, said Monday the ship is equipped with an autonomous underwater vehicle that will be used to scan portions of the search area that cannot be searched effectively by the equipment on other vessels.

Not a single trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been found since the Boeing 777 vanished with 239 people aboard last March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.