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Search: A huge operation failed to find wreck of flight MH370. Photo: Reuters

Search: A huge operation failed to find wreck of flight MH370. Photo: Reuters

Search: A huge operation failed to find wreck of flight MH370. Photo: Reuters

Malaysia yesterday said it has yet to decide on launching a new search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which went missing with 239 people on board nearly six years ago, following a report that a new effort to find the plane could be mounted.

Malaysia's ministry of transport said it has not received any new credible evidence to initiate a new search.

"However, the ministry will review any new evidence that it officially receives," the ministry said in a brief statement.

On Sunday, Australia's News Corp reported that a new search could be mounted possibly this year, based on new evidence that it said showed the plane could have ended up in an area adjacent to the previous search area in the Indian Ocean.

News Corp reported that US exploration firm Ocean Infinity was in discussions with the Malaysian government to mount a new search on a no find, no fee basis.

Flight MH370 became one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries when it vanished on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014.

Irish Independent