The powers that be have been saying that for a while, something I'd earlier postulated, but they're keeping tight lipped about how much further north than the latest search area they think the plane came down in.
I still reckon it came down very close to or in a sheltered nutrient rich lepas anatifera colony area such as an archipelago or set of reefs, the Cocos Isles or further west in or near the Chagos Archipelago, to name two such.
Time will tell, as information slowly leaks out or a change in oversight protocols occurs.
“Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? John 10:34.