I don't know about you, but the Indian Ocean is ALL remote. It's a pretty fucking big piece of water.
One of the objects spotted by satellite imagery was 24 metres in length and the other was 5 metres. There could be other objects in the area, a four-hour flight from Australia's southwestern coast, said John Young, manager of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority's emergency response division.
This is what's being released to the world. And....
Young told a news conference in Canberra, Australia's capital, that planes had been sent to the area about 2,500 kilometres southwest of Perth to check on the objects. He said satellite images "do not always turn out to be related to the search even if they look good, so we will hold our views on that until they are sighted close-up." - CTV NEWS
This is a relatively well travelled part of the ocean. By that I mean, it's a rather busy shipping lane. Why has it taken over a full week to locate these 'objects'? Why did it take a satellite a few hundred miles in the are to spot this?
The above quote also says they will be looking about 2,500 KM south west of Perth.