Bluefin-21, the drone submarine on the hunt for missing flight MH 370, has resumed its search after developing an unspecified technical problem earlier.
The six hours of data gathered on the first dive revealed nothing but the Malaysian authorities are determined to keep searching.
In a media address, acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said: “We will not scale down. This is the promise that I made to the families of the passengers and we will continue. But as we move forward there might be occasions where some of the countries might want to scale down. There are other countries that have come forward and we have to find creative ways to do that.”
Authorities are considering deploying more robust underwater craft able to operate at depths beyond the Bluefin’s capabilities.
The Boeing 777 disappeared on March 8 with 239 people on board.