‘Explosion’ heard near missing submarine
The search continues for a missing Argentinian submarine with 44 crew on board
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The search continues for missing Argentinian submarine with 44 crew on board
US Navy confirms ‘abnormal sound’ on the day ARA San Juan disappeared with 44 people on board
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 6:48am
A nuclear monitoring group has said it detected an “abnormal, singular, short, violent, non-nuclear event” in the South Atlantic on the day Argentinian navy submarine, the ARA San Juan, went missing.
The sound was picked up by the Vienna-based Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. US Navy officials have confirmed that they too recorded an event consistent with an explosion.
“The navy did not have enough information to say what the cause of the explosion could have been or whether the vessel – the ARA San Juan – might have been attacked,” says The Guardian.
Voyeur films himself installing hidden camera ‘Free beer’ promotion goes horribly wrong Police chief loses gun in library Hopes of rescuing the submarine’s 44 crew have been fading since it went missing on 15 November.
“Relatives accused the navy of lying to them and of raising false hopes,” says the BBC. “Others pointed the finger at the government, saying lack of investment and corruption in the armed forces had made the submarine unsafe.”
The search for the missing submarine will continue, with efforts now focussing on the area where the explosion was detected.
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