Argentine lost Naval Submarine found after one year of disappearance.
The Argentine Navy announced via a tweet on Saturday, November 17, that the Argentine Navy Submarine that went missing a year ago off the country’s Atlantic Coast was found by a private company involved in what had been a massive search for the vessel and its 44-member crew. The submarine was found about 800 metres (2,625 feet) below the ocean’s surface by a marine tracking contractor Ocean Infinity.
The submarine named The San Juan aboard 44 men crew went missing on November 15, 2017, 430 Km (270 miles) off Argentina’s Patagonian coast after sending its last signal.
It was also reported that the submarine had a seven-day supply of air when it last reported its location, before the submarine went missing, the Navy had reported that water had entered the submarine’s snorkel, which had led to the battery failure, meanwhile in the cause of searching, international organisation helping to search the missing vessel a year ago said that they detected a noise that could have been the submarine imploding.
The nation and families of the crew members were shocked over the disappearance of the submarine, although, the nation has been relieved but still struggle to give adequate answers to why the disappearance, relatives still have questions.
“We have found them,” Jorge Villarreal, father of one crew member told local radio. “Now we are going to search for the truth. For us, this is the start of a new chapter.” Reuters
The first anniversary of the submarine’s disappearance was marked with an event at the Mar del Plata naval base on Nov. 15, with President Mauricio Macri in attendance.