Argentine Submarine Tried Contacting Base, Still Not Found

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  1. Pathfinder

    Pathfinder Lieutenant Colonel

    Dec 17, 2015
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    Missing Argentine submarine may have attempted contact 7 times
    Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAYPublished 2:55 a.m. ET Nov. 19, 2017 | Updated 7:42 a.m. ET Nov. 19, 2017


    Seven brief satellite signals were detected late Saturday that may have come from an Argentine submarine that went missing three days ago with 44 crew members aboard.

    Argentina's Navy said in a post on Twitter that the failed calls, which lasted between four and 36 seconds, "indicate that the crew is trying to re-establish contact, so we are working to locate the source of the emissions."

    The ARA San Juan lost contact with Navy command on Wednesday. The country's defense ministry said Sunday it has not confirmed the source of the signals.

    "We are working hard to locate them. To the families of the 44 crew members: we hope you'll have them home soon," Argentina's Defense Minister Oscar Aguad tweeted.

    The U.S. Navy and Air Force have joined a growing international effort to find the submarine, which was sailing from Tierra del Fuego on the southern tip of South America to its base at Mar del Plata, south of Buenos Aires.

    Concerns about the fate of the submarine and its crew are growing.

    "We are not discounting any hypothesis," Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said Saturday.

    I hope they are able to find that sub, that would be a bad death for those submariners. It would also make a great movie if they are rescued.
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  2. Atilla

    Atilla Major

    Oct 25, 2015
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    British and Argentine pilots cooperate in the search.