Lost submarine found one year after it disappeared
The ARA "San Juan" has been found by the "Seabed Constructer" at 800 meters water depth on Nov 16, almost exactly one year after its loss on Nov 15, 2017. The Ministerio De Defensa and the Armada Argentina announced that after investigating POI 24with a ROV the boat has been positively identified. Operator Ocean Infinity had signed a $ 7.5 million contract with the Argentinian government to search for the vessel for at least 60 days. However, the company would only receive the money only if the ARA "San Juan" was found. The company started its search on Sep 8. The government will now investigate whether the submarine can be lifted from its current resting place.
Search for lost submarine close to its end
Ocean Infinity, in charge of the search of the submarine ARA "San Juan", will abandon its search on Nov 1 and will resume them in February, since the ship will have to go directly to South Africa to be repaired, without touch any port in Argentina. The last day of operations is Nov 15. Although initially it was planned that the "Seabed Constructor" made a stop at the port of Comodoro Rivadavia so that family members and members of the Navy would be dropped there, the company finally indicated that it will not moor again in Argentina. The ship will not return to any port in Argentina once the 60 days of operation are over and they will be transferred to a Navy ship. Once the search phase is over, the "Seabed Constructor" will head to South Africa to undergo revisions that were scheduled.
Search for lost submarine starts
On Sep 7, 2018, at 2.30 p.m. the "Seabed Constructor started its mission to find the wreck of the submarine ARA "San Juan" and set sail from Comodoro Rivadavia. It was expected in the search area within 1,5 days about 300 miles from the city. Four relatives of crew members of the submarine and three observing officers of the Argentine Navy, among them a hydrographer specialized in image interpretation will accompanie the operation between Ushuaia and Mar del Plata. Three areas with a water depth of 1.000 meters and some canyons of 300 meters will be swept. The ship has on board eight ROVs which allows it to cover a huge area in less time than the ships used in the previous operation.Upload News