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Argentina follows searches for submarine that disappeared with 44 crew on board

Argentina follows searches for submarine that disappeared with 44 crew on board
Submarine is in "search and rescue state", which allows you to increase the search radius. Several countries, including Brazil, provided support in operations.

an Argentine military submarine, whose last communication was made more than two days ago, remains missing at sea with 44 crew members on board despite efforts to find him, the Argentine Navy said.

(Correction: The G1 was wrong to report that the submarine had been found on Friday night.) The information, initially published by the newspaper "Gaceta Mercantil", was denied by a Navy news gathering on Saturday morning. 11:15 a.m. on Saturday).

On Friday night, the newspaper "Gaceta Mercantil" even published the information that the vessel had been located. The information, however, was denied by the Navy.

"They are unconfirmed rumors," Navy spokesman Enrique Baldi told a news conference on Saturday (18).

The ARA San Juan submarine maintained contact with the base for the last time on Wednesday morning (15), when it was in the south of the Argentine Sea, 432 kilometers from the Patagonian coast of the country.

Since then, and despite the search tasks, there has been no news of the vessel, according to the country's navy, whose main hypothesis so far is a problem with communication equipment. According to the protocol, if it is only without communication, the submarine must leave the surface to favor the eye contact.

"We expect it to be on the surface," Balbi said Friday, adding that

"State SAR - search and rescue - has been declared on a national level," said Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi. "All ships in the area must be alert to any sightings or VHS communications."

The navy spokesman explained that in addition to Argentina's air and sea resources, an aircraft from NASA's aerospace agency flew over part of the South Atlantic where the submarine would be.

According to the Convention of the International Maritime Organization, the SAR level establishes "cooperation between search and rescue organizations".

All stations on the Argentine Atlantic coast are on alert for possible transmission frequencies of the submarine, which should inform its position every 28 hours.

In turn, the Chilean government said it sent an observation aircraft to assist in the search, while the Argentine Foreign Ministry reported that the UK offered logistical support. The governments of Brazil, Uruguay, Peru and South Africa also offered assistance to Argentina, according to the force.

Argentine President Mauricio Macri said in his Twitter account that the government was committed to using all international resources to find the submarine as soon as possible.

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