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Missing Argentine Submarine

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:09 pm
by Les Nessman
An Argentine Navy submarine has been missing for several days with 44 crew on board.

The US Navy has detected a signal which could be from the missing submarine.

Read the full story at the Daily Mail

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Re: Missing Argentine Submarine

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:50 pm
by Raffles
I hope they get found and rescued! We don't want a repeat of the Kursk!

From the sounds of things and judging by the picture, the sub shouldn't have put to sea.

Update: Missing Argentine Submarine

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:07 pm
by Les Nessman
Hopes fade for 44 crew members on board missing Argentine submarine after 'heat stain' picked up by U.S. Navy destroyer battling churning seas to search for them is dismissed by officials

Daily Mail Online

Re: Missing Argentine Submarine

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:35 pm
by Les Nessman
The San Juan’s Final Hours: The Loss of an Argentine Submarine

On Thursday, Argentina’s Navy said it was officially giving up hope of finding the sailors alive and was looking only for wreckage.

Top Argentine officials now believe a blast instantly killed the sailors and sent the vessel to the seafloor. While no one knows for sure what caused the explosion, the batteries are the likeliest culprit, Argentine naval officials and outside experts say.

“It looks like a very possible cause,” said Mike Fabey, a naval expert at Jane’s by IHS Markit, a defense consulting firm. “Battery issues of all types with submersibles are something people have been trying to deal with since submarines first went into the water. Water plus electricity equals fire.”

The Wall Street Journal

Re: Missing Argentine Submarine

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:38 pm
by Raffles
Here's hoping they find the wreckage to determine the cause and prevent a recurrence. Was this due to negligence or a terrible accident? What says Slappy Kipper?

:rip2:

Re: Missing Argentine Submarine

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:51 pm
by happyskipper
Dunno - subs aren't my forte', Raffles - I like to keep my boats above the water.....

Re: Missing Argentine Submarine

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:53 pm
by Raffles
happyskipper wrote:Dunno - subs aren't my forte', Raffles - I like to keep my boats above the water.....


Welcome back Skipper! :welcome: