Search Continues for Missing Argentina Submarine

Argentina submarine ARA San Juan
Argentine submarine ARA San Juan in Buenos Aires, May 14, 2017. Image: Juan Kulichevsky/Wikimedia/CC BY-SA 2.0

A search and rescue operation was continuing on Saturday for an Argentine Navy submarine with 44 crew on board that has been missing since Wednesday.

Argentina’s Navy confirmed on Friday it lost contact with the ARA San Juan submarine off the country’s southeastern coast.

Four planes – including a NASA P3 Orion – two corvettes, a destroyer and several helicopters are taking part in the search and rescue operation for the missing submarine.

Around 15 percent of the designated search area had been covered by aircraft by mid-afternoon on Friday, Navy spokesperson Enrique Balbi said, adding that the Navy believes the submarine “has to be on the surface”, so “there should not be an oxygen problem”.

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Argentina navy believes missing submarine is on surface