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Map showing known track and intended flight path of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which went missing carrying 239 passengers and crew on Saturday. REUTERS

MH370 search: 122 objects spotted, legal salvo fired against Airlines

Dozens of floating objects detected at sea provided fresh evidence Wednesday that the difficult search for Flight MH370 debris was on course, as US lawyers fired the first salvo in an expected barrage of lawsuits on behalf of grieving families.

Malaysia said satellite images taken in recent days showed "122 potential objects" in the remote southern Indian Ocean, a discovery likely to energise an international effort to recover suspected debris from the missing plane that has been frustrated by stormy weather.

Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein cautioned that it was impossible to determine whether the objects were related to the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 which crashed on March 8 with 239 people aboard after it mysteriously disappearing.