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Local sailors help search for missing Malaysian airliner MH370

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: April 17, 2014

By Helen Keates / helen.keates@swwmedia.co.uk / @HelenKeates

Jon Williams (pictured) and Craig Wiggins have been working with the Royal Navy in the search for missing Malaysian airliner MH370.

Jon Williams (pictured) and Craig Wiggins have been working with the Royal Navy in the search for missing Malaysian airliner MH370.

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THE mission to find a Malaysian airliner, missing since the beginning of March, is being helped by two local sailors.

Engineering Technician (Marine Engineer) Craig Wiggins, from Swansea, is on Royal Navy survey ship, HMS Echo, along with Leading Communications and Information Specialist Jon Williams from Aberdulais.

Raised in Cadoxton, 33-year-old LCIS Williams attended Llangatwg Comprehensive and joined the Royal Navy in 2002.

His career has been varied, including operations in the Gulf and anti-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia.

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He said: "I hope we are successful in our mission to bring answers to the relatives of all those on the flight."

His wife Melanie and daughter Grace said they were proud of the work being undertaken by the crew.

Living in Landore, but originally from Mount Pleasant, ET(ME) Wiggins went to Bishop Gore School and joined the Royal Navy in 1997.

The 34-year-old added: "I feel privileged to be part of the mission to find answers for the families and friends of the 239 people onboard flight MH370."

This week the ship's commander Phillip Newell said it was the most challenging search he'd been involved in.

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