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The Argentine navy is stepping up its search in the South Atlantic for a 44-crew submarine that has been out of radio contact for three days.

President Maurico Macri said all national and international resources were being deployed to help find the San Juan as quickly as possible.

A Nasa research plane has joined the search for the vessel.

Britain and countries in the region have offered help after it disappeared 430km (267 miles) off the coast.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-42030560

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Not looking good.

 

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/11/21/search-intensifies-for-argentinas-sub-with-44-crew-members-as-oxygen-supply-may-be-running-low.html

“Some sources were saying that this was banging on the hull in Morse code signals,” Enrique Balbi, a navy spokesman, said. He said the sources could not be verified.

The submarine reportedly carried enough food, oxygen and fuel for the crew to survive about 90 days on the sea’s surface, but only enough oxygen to last seven days underwater, he said.

The submarine was originally scheduled to arrive Sunday in Mar del Plata, a navy base about 250 miles southeast of Buenos Aires.

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Missing Argentine submarine 'is located by US Navy and a new sonar signal heard' as rescuers race to the spot with oxygen due to run out imminently

    Search for missing Argentine submarine intensifies as the crew said to run out of oxygen today
    US Navy aircraft reportedly detected a 'heat stain from a metallic object' at  a depth of about 230ft
    Separately, a rescue vessel allegedly reported hearing an infrasound sonar signal late Tuesday night
    Sub with 44 crew went missing last Wednesday while sailing from Ushuaia to naval base in Mar del Plata
    They sailed on Monday, communication was lost on Wednesday, and search is now involving several nations
    An Argentine Navy spokesman warned yesterday that the crew only have oxygen until Wednesday morning


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5106689/Missing-Argentine-submarine-located-Navy.html#ixzz4zA8Utc1K


 

 

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Huh, there is actually a really good chance for a happy ending here.  Being a sub, I thought they were goners. 

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Submarine rescue has happened before. The "heat" stain is a good indicator the submarine is intact, and not flooded with water. These rescue vehicles do their job, and quite well. And 230 feet is not too deep considering what it could have been. I just pray they have found them, and the air holds out, and they are rescued.

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Argentina's navy is investigating reports of a loud noise detected a few hours after a submarine went missing.

The ARA San Juan disappeared last Wednesday with 44 people on board.

A spokesman called the noise a "hydro-acoustic anomaly" and would not confirm whether there had been an explosion.

Captain Enrique Balbi said the situation was getting critical and "concern is growing more and more" amid fears oxygen on board is close to running out.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-42092897

 

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Families of missing submarine crew have been told their loved ones are DEAD: Relatives react with fury as Argentine Navy confirms an explosion was recorded last week when it vanished

    Family members of the submarine's crew have reacted with fury to navy's news
    Spokesman said an explosion was recorded last week after the vessel vanished  
    'Hydroacoustic anomaly' picked up less than three hours after last transmission
    Russia thrown its weight behind search party by sending a ship on Putin's orders

Asked if the 43 men and one woman on board had died, he said: 'Yes, yes, yes, yes. One hundred per cent. My son's boss confirmed that they are all dead.

'There's no human being who survives that.'

And Itati Leguizamon whose husband German Oscar Suarez was on board, branded the Navy 'perverse b******s' for allowing family members to continue to believe their loved ones could be found alive.

She said: 'According to them, they only found out about the explosion now, but who is so stupid to believe that?

'They are a disgrace. They lied to us.'

Relatives angrily accused the Argentinian Navy of a cover up after it emerged there was an explosion in the area where the vessel would have been, just hours after its last transmission.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5111129/Has-missing-submarine-located-Navy-spots-object.html#ixzz4zIiv6cKS


 

 

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The Argentine navy says it has abandoned attempts to rescue 44 crew members on board a submarine that disappeared two weeks ago.

"Despite the magnitude of the efforts made, it has not been possible to locate the submarine," navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said on Thursday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-42187139

 

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How horrible. RIP 44

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http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/12/14/argentina-submarine-chased-by-british-helicopter-before-vanishing-sailors-sister-claims.html

 

The Argentinian submarine that vanished last month was being chased by a British helicopter and Chilean ship shortly before disappearing, one of the doomed vessel's sailors told his sister in a "strange" message that was one of the last sent from the sub.

The sister's account, made public Wednesday, was immediately blasted by Argentinian military officials as "completely untrue." But Jessica Medina, whose brother Roberto Daniel Medina served aboard the sub, told Argentina's La Gaceta newspaper in an exclusive interview that she received the message on WhatsApp just days before the vessel vanished Nov. 15.

"It was that weird message in which he told us he was looking for a British helicopter and a Chilean ship, but unfortunately we did not continue with that conversation, he stayed there. That was the last message," she said. In his messages, the sister said her brother told her the ARA San Juan was sailing close to the Falklands -- referred to as Malvinas by Argentina -- on Nov 3.

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On 12/14/2017 at 0:58 PM, Myles said:

 

 

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/12/14/argentina-submarine-chased-by-british-helicopter-before-vanishing-sailors-sister-claims.html

 

The Argentinian submarine that vanished last month was being chased by a British helicopter and Chilean ship shortly before disappearing, one of the doomed vessel's sailors told his sister in a "strange" message that was one of the last sent from the sub.

The sister's account, made public Wednesday, was immediately blasted by Argentinian military officials as "completely untrue." But Jessica Medina, whose brother Roberto Daniel Medina served aboard the sub, told Argentina's La Gaceta newspaper in an exclusive interview that she received the message on WhatsApp just days before the vessel vanished Nov. 15.

"It was that weird message in which he told us he was looking for a British helicopter and a Chilean ship, but unfortunately we did not continue with that conversation, he stayed there. That was the last message," she said. In his messages, the sister said her brother told her the ARA San Juan was sailing close to the Falklands -- referred to as Malvinas by Argentina -- on Nov 3.

Hmm... that IS very strange. The Royal Navy flatly denies any involvement. The UK DOES have a warship on patrol in and around the Falklands... it is a light coastal patrol ship called HMS Clyde. Whilst it DOES have a flight deck capable of landing a Merlin antisubmarine helicopter, it is not actually equiped with one as standard.

So where would this hypothetical helicopter have come from ?

I think the sailor may have been telling a tall tale to impress his sister ? I mean... how would he KNOW that a helicopter was 'chasing' their submarine, let alone know its nationality ?

The Chillean navy DOES have some ships with helicopters.. but.. it's a LONG way from Chille to the area of the Falklands.

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Actually the message says that the sub was "looking for" the helicopter ....

In any case, I think its just woo - but I am sure the conspiracy theorists will turn it around!

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