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Argentine Navy loses contact with sub-44 on board

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posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 08:55 AM
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This is hopeful news...



If the hull is intact, it can withstand ocean depths up to about 600 meters (1,970 feet), Layton said. If the vessel is resting on Argentina's continental shelf, it is likely in waters shallower than 600 meters, but if it's farther out into the Atlantic Ocean, it could be below its crush depth, in which the hull buckles under pressure.


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posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 09:27 AM
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The Argentine navy says an event consistent with an explosion was recorded near where a submarine disappeared last week with 44 crew on board.
A navy spokesman said an "abnormal, singular, short, violent, non-nuclear event" had been detected in the south Atlantic.
www.bbc.co.uk...

I think it's starting to look like this will be a recovery mission rather than a rescue.



posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 09:29 AM
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a reply to: gortex

It might have been the batteries blowing. There's still a chance that some of them are alive, but the batteries are occasionally known for releasing toxic gas. Sadly, this will probably end with a recovery, but there's still some hope.



posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 11:36 AM
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The area the explosion was heard straddles the continental shelf. The water drops to 10,000 feet near that area.

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posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 11:39 AM
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Not good news at all.

I will keep hoping this turns into a miracle for the sake of those men and their families.



posted on Nov, 23 2017 @ 11:53 AM
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BUENOS AIRES, November 23. /TASS/. Russia has proposed to dispatch an oceanographic ship to Argentina in order to assist the search for a missing Argentine submarine, the San Juan, the Argentine Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday following a telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Argentine President Mauricio Macri. The Argentine President thanked his Russian opposite number for offers of assistance while Putin said on his part he would immediately send a high-tech oceanographic ship that would be very instrumental in an operation of this kind. The ministry also said the two Presidents had agreed that the Russian and Argentine Defense Ministers would discuss the ways of implementing Moscow’s offer of cooperation. More: tass.com...


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posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 08:49 AM
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The last messages reported that water entered the snorkel while they were charging the batteries. This caused a short and either a fire, or smoke without a fire that they later reported contained.

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posted on Nov, 29 2017 @ 08:54 AM
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They're still looking in the area the explosion was reported, but most search activity has been called off.



posted on Nov, 29 2017 @ 08:59 AM
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This is sad news. What a terrifying way to go.

Theres a book called blind mans bluff i recommend everybody read. The things submariners go through is uterly terrifying and the book is full of first hand accounts. From subs colliding underwater to sinkings and crews sacrificing their lives to rescue others trapped in certain bulkheads during these emergencies.



posted on Nov, 29 2017 @ 09:14 AM
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They're still looking in several locations apparently, but it's pretty much a given that they're on eternal patrol now. The Argentine Navy released the timeline of the events that day.


November 15, 12:30 a.m.: The sub's captain calls his land-based commander by satellite phone, saying that seawater has entered the vessel's "snorkel," a tube that reaches the surface to refresh the vessel's air and recharge the batteries. He says the water caused a short-circuit in the battery system in the vessel's bow and the beginnings of a fire, or smoke. The smoke was put out and the short-circuited system was isolated.

The captain indicates that the battery- and diesel-powered sub would continue traveling with its stern batteries.

6 a.m.: The captain types the same message and relays it to base electronically, as is protocol following a phone conversation.

7:30 a.m.: The captain calls base again, this time to say that the vessel is traveling, submerged, as planned, without any personnel problems.

10:31 a.m.: A sound consistent with an explosion is detected in the ocean, near the sub's last known location.

www.cnn.com...



posted on Nov, 29 2017 @ 09:26 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Sad..... Why did they travel submerged after losing half their battery power? Its not like its wartime. Take the safer option.



posted on Nov, 29 2017 @ 09:29 AM
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a reply to: pavil

Weather. There were storms in the area, which is probably how water got in through the snorkel. It was actually safer for them to run submerged. When the search first started they were in 6 foot plus seas.



posted on Nov, 29 2017 @ 09:34 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Guess that makes sense, South Atlantic can be pretty nasty.



posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 11:09 AM
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The Argentine Navy officially ended the search for survivors.


"Despite the magnitude of the efforts made, it has not been possible to locate the submarine."

- Enrique Balbi (Argentine Navy Spokesman)


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