Doomed Argentine sub found a year after its disappearance

The Argentine sub <em>San Juan</em>—photographed here in May 2017, just six months before its tragic loss—has been found at the bottom of an undersea ravine.

Enlarge / The Argentine sub San Juan—photographed here in May 2017, just six months before its tragic loss—has been found at the bottom of an undersea ravine. (credit: Juan Kulichevsky / Wikimedia)

Almost a year to the day after its tragic loss at sea, the Argentine Navy submarine ARA San Juan has been located. Using side-scan sonar and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), the crew of the oceanographic survey vessel Seabed Constructor found the lost sub in the bottom of an undersea ravine about 600 kilometers (approximately 375 miles) east of Comodoro Rivadavia in Argentina’s Patagonia region. The submarine rests at a depth of 920 meters (more than 3,000 feet) below the surface of the South Atlantic—over three times its safe operating depth and well below the crush depth of the sub.

» Top New Products

Search addresses
cs_image_0

Find  out  who  owns  that  email  address.  Worldwide  Coverage  Instant  Access.                                                       

$19.95
ULTIMATE INTIMACY BOOST
cs_image_1

Reignite  The  Spark  and  Experience  More  Passion,romance  and  an  intimate  bond  In  Your  Relationship       

$9.95
The Art Of Covert Hypnosis
cs_image_2

Learn  The  Easy-To-Master  SecretsTo  Hypnotizing  Anyone,  Anywhere                                                                         

$176.00
Add 60 Yards Of Straight As An Arrow
cs_image_3

Master  The  Kinetic  Chain    and    Add  20,  40,  Or  Even  60  Yards  Of  Distance  To  Every  Drive                           

$39.00
Learn How To Sing
cs_image_4

Sing  like  a  professional  starting  today                                                                                                                         

$49.95
Produce Management Accounts
cs_image_5

Increase  Your  Understanding  Of  The  Practical  World  And  Boost  Your  Confidence.                                             

$20.23
Weekly Updated PLR Membership
cs_image_6

The  Internet's  largest  and  most  reputable  PLR  membership  site.                                                                           

$19.00
Curiouser and curiouser
cs_image_7

101  Famous  Quotes  from  Alice  in  Wonderland.  New  illustrations.                                                                           

$19.50
Web graphics package
cs_image_8

This  book  contains  thousands  of  professional  web  graphics  at  your  fingertips.                                             

$27.00
Car leasing kit and guide
cs_image_9

For  smart  automotive  consumers.  Learn  how  to  lease  your  car  and  save                                                               

$19.95
The Lost Book Of Remedies
cs_image_10

Helping  Americans  achieve  curative  self-sufficiency  even  in  the  darkest  times.                                           

$37.00
The Blue Sky Guide To Linkedin
cs_image_11

LinkedIn  can  help  you  build  the  career  you've  always  hoped  for,  with  minimal  effort.                               

$29.00

The San Juan was one of only two TR-1700 (or Santa Cruz) class submarines completed for the Argentine Navy by Thyssen Nordseewerke. Built in Germany, the San Juan was delivered in 1984 and underwent a major refit in 2014; other subs intended to be built for the class were put on hold or cancelled, with two unfinished subs cannibalized for parts. Much of the sub’s mission in recent years was focused on surveillance operations in Argentina’s exclusive economic zone in the South Atlantic, primarily to combat illegal fishing.

The announcement of the discovery came only two days after a memorial service held by family members of the crew and a day after the anniversary of the ship’s loss. Recovery operations are pending, awaiting a decision by the Argentine government.

Read 4 remaining paragraphs | Comments

Post Author: martin

Avatar
Martin is an enthusiastic programmer, a webdeveloper and a young entrepreneur. He is intereted into computers for a long time. In the age of 10 he has programmed his first website and since then he has been working on web technologies until now. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of BriefNews.eu and PCHealthBoost.info Online Magazines. His colleagues appreciate him as a passionate workhorse, a fan of new technologies, an eternal optimist and a dreamer, but especially the soul of the team for whom he can do anything in the world.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.