Published: Fri, November 24, 2017
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Object detected by USA navy flight is not missing Argentine sub - embassy

Object detected by USA navy flight is not missing Argentine sub - embassy

A sound that was detected during the desperate search for an Argentine submarine that vanished last week in the South Atlantic Ocean was consistent with an explosion, the country's navy said Thursday.

Days after the disappearance of Argentine Submarine ARA San Juan in the South Atlantic, the navy on Thursday claimed they recorded an "explosion" near the site of its disappearance.

He described the blast, which was detected around the same time that the submarine sent its last signal last week, as "abnormal, singular, short, violent" and "non-nuclear".

The U.S. Navy and an worldwide nuclear test-ban monitoring organization said a "hydro-acoustic anomaly" was produced just hours after the navy lost contact with the sub on November 15.

Enrique Balbi, spokesman for the Argentine navy, said officials did not know what caused the explosion and that there was no evidence the vessel had been attacked.

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On the same day the boat had been ordered to return to base at Mar del Plata, after the captain reported a main battery problem.

Argentines have been gripped by the search, with local newspapers placing photographs on their front pages of crew members' relatives praying.

The crew could survive indefinitely if the 34-year-old German-built submarine is able to reach the surface periodically to replenish its air, but there is nothing to indicate this is a possibility.

Some relatives have questioned authorities for letting the crew navigate on an aging submarine - criticism that has highlighted the armed forces' dwindling resources since the end of a military dictatorship in the 1980s.

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