Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has said his country is deploying more vehicles to search for the missing MH370 air plane.

Speaking at a press conference on July 6 in Kuala Lumpur, Hishammuddin said another Malaysian naval vessel, the KD Mutiara, which has the capability of the multi-beam echo sounder, will be put out to sea from August 4 to assist in the bathymetric survey process.

Meanwhile, a number of Malaysian companies and those from foreign nations will also deploy a positioning device using sound wave and a deep towed side scan sonar with a remotely operated vehicle, which will be mounted on a mother vessel to serve the search work.

The minister also said that the Bunga Mas 6, a Malaysian naval vessel, which was sent to the search in April, will continue its operation in the site to assist the coming phase of the search.

On the occasion, Hishammuddin thanked 26 countries which supported actively his country in searching the plane, saying that the campaign to look for the missing plane reflected strong international coordination.

In another move, the Foreign Correspondents Club of Malaysia (FCCM ) held an exhibition on July 6 to showcase photographs of the local and international media partners covering the tragedy.

The 40 photos on display at the 16-day event depict efforts in researching the plane as well as different emotion of the community for the mishap.

Hishammuddin affirmed at the opening ceremony of the exhibition that the Malaysian government and its counterparts will not give up the search for the aircraft, adding that his country will work closely with domestic and foreign organisations to enhance aviation security in the coming time.

Malaysia Airlines’ flight MH370 disappeared on March 8 when carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members on route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. All search efforts have failed to find the ill-fated jetliner so far.-VNA