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Mil News Argentine Sub missing with 44 aboard

Discussion in 'Military News articles' started by bdpopeye, Nov 17, 2017.


  1. bdpopeye United States

    bdpopeye Mi General MI.Net Member

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    Argentine sub missing with 44 aboard

     
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    I hope there is a good outcome with this search....."Subsmash" will be in effect no doubt
     
  3. bdpopeye United States

    bdpopeye Mi General MI.Net Member

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    I CAN imagine the horror of being on a sinking sub. I do hope that all is well.

    The Argentine navy is conducting a search..

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...r-missing-submarine-with-at-least-40-on-board
     
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    At sea they are all brothers
    I too hope all is well
     
  5. bdpopeye United States

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    True.. a sailor is a sailor and all who sail will help each other.

    Last I check the search is still going on.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-42030560
     
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    U.S. Navy to Deploy Undersea Rescue Capabilities to Argentina

     
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    Royal Navy assist in search for missing Argentine submarine

    https://news.sky.com/story/argentin...san-juan-missing-at-sea-for-two-days-11130303
     
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    Signals from missing sub bring hope of rescue..

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/18/world/americas/argentina-missing-submarine.html
     
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    The last confirmed location of the German-built ARA San Juan was 432 km (268 miles) off Argentina’s southern Atlantic coast early on Wednesday.

    argentine submarine lost at sea.jpg
     
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    Its not looking good I fear, my thoughts and prayers to the crewmen and their families

    Here are some photos of the submarine

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    PHOTO: The ARA San Juan had only enough oxygen to last seven days if submerged. (Argentina Navy)

    san juan001.jpg

    And a tribute

    san juan flag argentine.jpg
     
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    Argentina's navy is investigating reports of a loud noise detected a few hours after a submarine went missing.

    The ARA San Juan disappeared last Wednesday with 44 people on board.

    A spokesman called the noise a "hydro-acoustic anomaly" and would not confirm whether there had been an explosion.

    Captain Enrique Balbi said the situation was getting critical and "concern is growing more and more" amid fears oxygen on board is close to running out.

    One crew member's sister said: "I feel like I'm waiting for a corpse."

    Elena Alfaro, who was waiting alongside other family members at the Mar del Plata naval base, told TN news network: "I feel like I'm at a wake. I also feel time passing and time is crucial."
    More: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-42092897

    NB: If it's true that the sub made a signal about the batteries "short circuiting"then there is a very real possibility of chlorine poisoning. The weather in the area has been particularly foul and the sub may have been driven down by the weather. I hate to say it but I believe the ships company may have succumbed days ago. The Argentine Navy by all current reports has no idea where "San Juan"may be.

    My thoughts and prayers are with my brothers of the sea :(
     
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    Gods speed to the rescuers and thoughts to the men and women aboard
     
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    BBC have just reported that a noise detected was consistent with an explosion and thoughts are that it may be linked to a report from the submarine (last communication) about an electrical issue .
     
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    The title of this video insinuates that the search for the missing sub is over...watch the video. I don't think the search is over.

     
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    I fear the worst.
    I feel deeply for the families and the souls lost. God bless you sub mariners. GBNF
     
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    Amen..

    Navy Hymn...(first stanza)

    Eternal Father, strong to save,
    Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
    Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
    Its own appointed limits keep;
    Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
    For those in peril on the sea!
     
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