Explosion identified near where Argentine submarine went missing
| Updated Nov 23, 2017 at 3:45pm
The ARA San Juan disappeared last Wednesday. It is a German-built diesel-electric vessel.
The Argentine navy says an abnormal sound detected near where Argentine submarine disappeared last week with 44 crew on board was “consistent with an explosion.”
A navy spokesman said the blast in the morning of November 15th was “abnormal, singular, short, violent” and “non-nuclear.”
A huge sea and air hunt is being conducted for the ARA San Juan, with more than a dozen countries including Russia and the US sending assistance.
But this is little confort for relatives.
“We were hoping that the latest information would bring a little bit of light, that the latest part would give us a little bit of light, knowing that there is so little time (left). That there’s nothing is terrible, we feel devastated, we feel impotent, we’re feeling angry.”
After seven days missing it is feared the vessel's oxygen supplies are fast running out.