PHUKET: After three days of fruitless searching, the Third Naval Area Command, based in Phuket, will stop looking for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 this evening.

“We’ve been working with navies from other countries since March 8, when the aircraft was reported missing,” Third Naval Area Commander Vice Admiral Tharathorn Khajitsuwan said this morning.

“We were asked to search the Andaman Sea and sent out the HTMS Pattani and two aircraft on the mission.