The search for the wreckage of flight AF447 is in full swing in the central Atlantic tonight. Two cargo ships have been requested to go to the area where debris was spotted in the water earlier today. Reconnaissance aircraft are continuing their sweeps of the area. This may be hampered by continued thunderstorms, I copy the relevant section of the Tropical Weather Discussion from the National Hurricane Center in Miami (have expanded some of the abbreviations):
The area of scattered thunderstorms from latitude 2 to 6 degrees North, between longitudes 20 to 25 degrees West is moving towards the west at 10 to 15 knots, and could hamper search efforts associated with the crash of Air France Flight 447 near the archipelago of Saint Peter and Paul, located around 4 North 29 West, tonight and Wednesday.
My thoughts remain with the families and friends of those presumed lost on this flight.