A submarine with 44 crew members disappeared off the coast of Argentina

A submarine with 44 crew members disappeared off the coast of Argentina

The San Juan submarine of the Argentine naval force ceased to communicate near the coast of this South American country. On its board are 44 crew members. The crew of the Argentine submarine reported an accident on the day of disappearance.

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"The Navy is taking action to re-establish contact with the San Juan submarine lost during its transition from Ushuaia to Mar del Plata." The Navy aircraft and ships are in the zone of its last recorded location, "the Argentine naval department said in a statement. microblogging on Twitter.

The crew of the Argentine submarine reported an accident on the day of disappearance

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 20 - RIA News. The crew of the Navy submarine of Argentina "San Juan", who disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean last week, reported the accident on the day of disappearance, said Fleet spokesman Gabriel Galeazzi.

"On Wednesday, a submarine reported that there was an accident," Galeazzi said at a press conference. 
On Saturday, the country's Navy received seven signals that could come from the ship, but data analysis showed that these signals do not coincide with the satellite phone of San Juan.

The oxygen reserves on the submarine should be enough for six days of navigation in the autonomous mode - when the submarine constantly remains under water and has no opportunity to rise to the surface.

Despite the bad weather, the search for a submarine is continuing. The operation involved 13 sea and 10 aircraft. The US Navy sent independent submarines to help Argentina.

The missing submarine was built in Germany and became part of the Argentine Navy in 1985. Its length is 66 meters, the submarine speeds up to 25 knots.

U-boat of the San Juan Navy of Argentina. Archive photo
CC BY 2.0 / Juan Kulichevsky / Submarino ARA San Juan

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