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MH370: Hopes dashed as orange objects turn out to be fishing equipment

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) -- Potential leads on the missing Malaysian jetliner keep coming. So do the setbacks and frustrations.

Monday's search ended without finding anything significant, Australian officials said. Four orange objects spotted by search aircraft and earlier described as promising turned out be nothing more than old fishing gear, they said.

The discarded finds were the latest in a series of false alarms that have also included dead jellyfish and various garbage.

"We are searching a vast area of ocean, and we are working on quite limited information," Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott told reporters Monday. "Nevertheless, the best brains in the world are applying themselves to this task. ... If this mystery is solvable, we will solve it."

And he vowed to keep looking.

"The intensity of our search and the magnitude of our operations is increasing, not decreasing," he said.

Ten aircraft and 11 ships scouted more than 98,000 square miles (254,000 square kilometers) of Indian Ocean on Monday looking for the missing plane, Malaysia's acting Transportation Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Monday.

Flight 370 vanished March 8 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

A new Australian Joint Agency Coordination Center is being formed to synchronize search efforts among Australian agencies and other countries taking part in the search, Hishammuddin said.

And Malaysia will ask the United States about the possibility of deploying more military assets, he said.

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