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PERTH - Australian navy vessel Ocean Shield, which is fitted with a US-supplied "black box" detector, was Friday expected in the area being scoured for wreckage of Flight MH370 as 14 planes continued the arduous search. 

This towed pinger locator has been installed to the Australian defence ship Ocean Shield to aid in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. The warship will join the search, in an area roughly the size of Poland about 1,850 kilometrers west of Australia. (AP photo)

But finding the flight data recorder using the towed pinger locator on Ocean Shield appears increasingly remote with officials warning that without a confirmed crash site, hopes of recovering the device are slim in the vast and unpredictable southern Indian Ocean.

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