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Argentina: Investigations underway into possible sub noise - Navy03:09

Argentina: Investigations underway into possible sub noise - Navy

Argentina, Mar del Plata
November 23, 2017 at 02:28 GMT -00:00 · Published

Argentine Navy spokesperson Enrique Balbi stated that investigations into a "hydro acoustic anomaly", which coincides with the last known whereabouts of the ARA San Juan submarine, are now underway, when speaking to the press in Mar del Plata on Wednesday.

The submarine's last known position was recorded at 07:30am (10:30am GMT) on Wednesday 15 November by satellite telephony. "We have to check it and corroborate it" added the spokesperson.

When asked whether the noise was likely to have been an explosion, the spokesperson said that it cannot be confirmed at this time.

The ARA San Juan with a crew of 44 went missing on Wednesday 16, shortly after reporting an electrical malfunction. It was 480km (380 miles) off the coast, en route from Ushuaia to its base in Mar del Plata.

Argentina: Investigations underway into possible sub noise - Navy03:09
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Argentine Navy spokesperson Enrique Balbi stated that investigations into a "hydro acoustic anomaly", which coincides with the last known whereabouts of the ARA San Juan submarine, are now underway, when speaking to the press in Mar del Plata on Wednesday.

The submarine's last known position was recorded at 07:30am (10:30am GMT) on Wednesday 15 November by satellite telephony. "We have to check it and corroborate it" added the spokesperson.

When asked whether the noise was likely to have been an explosion, the spokesperson said that it cannot be confirmed at this time.

The ARA San Juan with a crew of 44 went missing on Wednesday 16, shortly after reporting an electrical malfunction. It was 480km (380 miles) off the coast, en route from Ushuaia to its base in Mar del Plata.

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