CNN on Tuesday brought on its severe weather expert to calculate how long it would take to search the ocean floor for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.
The conclusion: it would take one ship 2,995 years “if you never stopped for fuel and you never stopped for new sailors.”
“Wait that’s all of the Earth’s oceans or is that specifically the area they’re searching?” interjected host Brooke Baldwin.
“The area where they’re searching,” CNN weather anchor Chad Myers responded, before backtracking.
“The whole entire 70 percent covered in ocean water would take this long,” he clarified. “Clearly it wouldn’t take that long to do the southern Indian Ocean,” Chad Myers, a CNN weather anchor, responded.
A ship can only inspect 5 square miles each hour, according to the analysis, but the entire ocean bottom is 130 million square miles.
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