By Chris Philps,
At press time, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, operating on a Boeing 777-200, had been missing for 12 days after leaving Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia bound for Beijing, China. The flight was carrying a total number of 227 passengers and 12 crewmembers, and of course our thoughts and prayers go out to those on the flight and their relatives and loved ones.
Speculation as to the whereabouts of the plane and its passengers has run the gamut from the simple to the absurd, and we don’t presume to know any more than anyone else about the fate of flight 370. We do, however, know the location of the 333-meter by 38-meter MSC Fantasia. At press time the Panama-flagged vessel had left her last port of call, Heraklion, Greece, and was underway at 11.7 knots on her way to Haifa, Israel, after a presumably pleasant cruise through the Mediterranean, Aegean and Ionian Seas. ….. (More)