澳联合协调中心宣布22日暂停空中搜索

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2014-4-23 09:34

Planned air search suspended due to poor weather: JACC

Planned air search activities had been suspended for Tuesday due to poor weather conditions in the search area as a result of Tropical Cyclone Jack, the Joint Agency Coordination Center (JACC) confirmed.

According to the JACC, it had been determined that the current weather conditions were resulting in heavy seas and poor visibility, and would make any air search activities ineffective and potentially hazardous.

"The weather forecast for Today (Tuesday) is for scattered showers to continue with south easterly winds, sea swells up to three meters and visibility of four kilometers," the JACC said on Tuesday morning.

However, the JACC confirmed that four military aircraft, prior to the decision to suspend air search activities Tuesday due to poor weather conditions, had departed RAAF Base Pearce for the visual search zone. And one RAAF E7 Wedge tail aircraft to support air-space deconfliction had also departed RAAF Base Learmonth.

"These aircraft will continue with their missions", the JACC confirmed in its latest update Tuesday afternoon.

"However, individual aircraft captains will assess the conditions once on station and use their discretion as to whether they continue their planned search activities or return to base," the JACC added.

In addition, the JACC confirmed that the 10 ships involved in Tuesday's search would continue with their planned activities.

相关新闻:澳大利亚搜寻马航370航班联合协调中心22日上午说,受搜索区域附近热带风暴“杰克“带来的恶劣天气影响,当天的空中搜索已经暂停,船只搜索未受影响。

根据联合协调中心的最新消息,受热带风暴“杰克“影响,目前搜索海域的天气状况比较恶劣,大浪和极低的能见度使当天计划实施的空中搜索存在潜在危险,无法继续进行。但船只搜索并未受到影响,10艘舰船仍在相关区域执行搜索任务。

热带风暴“杰克“带来的影响在昨日就已凸显。联合协调中心21日公布的早间部署中曾提到,在搜索区域北部的热带风暴“杰克“正在向南移动,随之而来的恶劣天气可能影响未来的搜索工作。

按照原计划,22日的搜索将投入10架军机和10艘船只,在澳海事安全局划定的约49491平方公里的范围内展开搜索。当天早些时候联合协调中心公布的天气情况预测说,部分搜索海域将有雷雨,浪高可达3米,能见度预计在4公里左右。

另据联合协调中心22日早间的最新声明说,“蓝鳍金枪鱼“自主水下航行器已经完成了第9次水下搜索任务,目前仍无任何发现。(新华网)