Argentina Missing Submarine

#1
This is not good 44 crew members hope this works out. Probably continuing its planned journey, I wonder how old that sub is?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-42030560
 
#2
This is not good 44 crew members hope this works out. Probably continuing its planned journey, I wonder how old that sub is?

http://www.bbc.com/n...merica-42030560
The German designed ARA San Juan was incorporated in 1985.


Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told the newspaper the submarine had been on its way from the Ushuaia naval base to the Mar del Plata base, its usual station, when "at some moment communication stopped".
"It's not that it's lost," he said. "For it to be lost we'd have to look for it and not find it."

This Navy spokesperson is as Argentine as it gets.
 
#4
There may be some hope now that the US and the UK have gotten involved in the search.
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/11/18/world/americas/18reuters-argentina-submarine.html
 
#7
Thanks to the Brits, Yanks and others for helping out in the Search effort.
https://www.youtube....h?v=2dlXmuYuAYc
If the sub is sitting bellow 1,000m and the hull has not been compromised, the changes of rescue for any surviving crew are virtually nil. The Brazilian Navy's rescue equipment can do 300m and the best the Americans and the British have can do at most 600m (if that).
The sub's last reported position had the average depth of 1,000m. Considering that the max length of the cable that holds the SEPIRB (Submarine Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) is 900m, that might explain why we are not getting any emergency signals (the transmission buoy is 100m under water).
The prospects are not good.
 
#9
Pray and hope , all it's left to do, good to see some other navies get involved.......
The Brazilian Navy's submarine rescue ship K-11 Felinto Perry is already heading for the region at flank speed. It is the most advanced and capable submarine rescue ship South of the equator. Unfortunately it is still limited to up to 300m deep rescues and it can't do anything until the sub is found.


 
#10
If the sub is sitting bellow 1,000m and the hull has not been compromised, the changes of rescue for any surviving crew are virtually nil. The Brazilian Navy's rescue equipment can do 300m and the best the Americans and the British have can do at most 600m (if that).
The sub's last reported position had the average depth of 1,000m. Considering that the max length of the cable that holds the SEPIRB (Submarine Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) is 900m, that might explain why we are not getting any emergency signals (the transmission buoy is 100m under water).
The prospects are not good.
Not good news at all thanks for the update. I can only imagine what these men are going through or went through. lets hope for the best.