A Malaysian rescue team saved 25 Chinese tourists after they spent more than a day drifting in Malaysian waters after their boat sank. Six people were reported to be missing, according to Shahidan Kassim, a minister from the prime minister's department. A military plane rescued the group after spotting the boat's captain and a crew member. The search area is about 400 square nautical miles of the South China Sea.
Malaysia launches search for missing plane in Straight of Malaccas after military reports last radio contact there. Relatives arrive in Kuala Lumpur with hope of finding passengers alive dwindling. More: http://www.dw.de/malaysian-authorities-identify-passenger-with-stolen-passport/a-17486976
Hundreds of family members, friends and classmates took part in a Sunday night prayer vigil for two missing 14-year-olds from South Florida who disappeared while fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Coast Guard found the teens' 19-foot boat capsized off some 67 miles off Ponce de Leon Inlet in Volusia County. Petty Officer Steve Lehmann said the boat will be anchored in place while search-and-rescue efforts continue.
Dozens of ships and aircraft from ten countries are scouring the seas around Malaysia and south of Vietnam in the hope of finding some sign of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane which disappeared with 239 people on board There have been false hopes and false leads – an oil slick suspected of coming from the wreckage turned out not to be fuel from a boat, and a floating yellow object believed to have been a life raft was in fact rubbish The whereabouts of flight MH 370 which disappeared one hour into its journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in the early hours of Saturday remains a mystery. Now the search and rescue efforts are widening their area. “We have expanding to a hundred kilometers the radius of Igari,” said Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, Malaysian Civil Aviation Chief. Malaysia is also searching its west coast after theories that the plane may have turned back toward Kuala Lumpur for some reason. Two of the passengers were travelling on stolen Italian and Austrian passports. Authorities confirmed that after looking at video footage the men were “not Asian-looking.” Interpol says it is investigating more “suspect passports”, after checking of all the documents used to board the plane. Questions are growing over possible security lapses and whether a bomb or hijacking attempt could have brought down the Boeing airliner At Kuala Lumpur airport wellwishers wrote notes and prayers, posting them on a board. One read “Have Hope” and another “MH370 We are praying 4U.”