Missing submarine unites international forces around common cause
The hunt for ARA San Juan has brought international forces together around a common cause. The hunt for the missing submarine has now entered a critical phase over fears the 44-person crew could run out of oxigen.
As the search continues for the ARA San Juan submarine carrying 44 officers, forces from around the world have united around a common cause.
Satellite calls that had raised hopes of finding a submarine that has
been lost at sea for five days did not come from the 44 crew members on
board, the Navy said Monday, complicating an international rescue
effort that has already been hindered by stormy weather.
The ARA San Juan, a
German-built diesel-electric sub, made its last contact on Wednesday.
The A multinational air and sea search is under way with help from
countries including Brazil, Britain, Chile, the United States and
US Southern Command has deployed a Navy P-8A Poseidon patrol and reconnaissance plane with a crew of 21, along with a NASA P-3 research aircraft, and other equipment and personnel.
Admiral Gabriel González of the Mar del Plata Naval Base confirmed Monday that the submarine had reported an electrical problem Wednesday and was returning to the base when it went missing in the South Atlantic.