Search for missing Argentine naval sub hampered by bad weather

The search continues for a missing Argentine submarine carrying 44 crew members.


NSFW    ARGENTINA — The search for an Argentine naval submarine that went missing with 44 crew members is being hampered by bad weather, officials said.

The ARA San Juan submarine was returning on a routine mission from the Tierra del Fuego archipelago to its home base in Mar del Plata, CNN reported.

The San Juan was originally scheduled to arrive at port on Sunday. It was last spotted Wednesday in the San Jorge Gulf.

Seven failed satellite calls were detected on Saturday morning, however, the Argentine defense ministry said it could not confirm the attempts came from the ARA San Juan, the Guardian reported.

The San Juan is a 65-meter-long TR-1700 submarine, powered by four diesel and one electric engine, the Argentine military said, according to CNN.

The Argentine navy says the missing sub has enough oxygen, food and water to last for at least two weeks, the BBC reported.
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