On 2 January 2016, its AUV captured high-resolution sonar images, which confirmed the contact was a shipwreck. Experts at the Western Australian Museum advised that the ship is likely an iron or steel vessel from the turn of the 19th century.
What was in the cargo of MH370?
MH370 had in its cargo hold 5 tons of mangosteens — a sweet tropical fruit about as big as a tangerine — along with 221kg of lithium-ion batteries. The items were being carried from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, another source of revenue for the flight along with the 239 people it was carrying.