The submarine ARA San Juan that vanished in the Atlantic over a year ago with 44 sailors on board has finally been detected at a depth of over 900 meters.
Local media reported that before communication with the Argentinian submarine was lost, its captain reported a short circuit caused by the entry of sea water into the battery compartment.
The search for the diesel-electric submarine started immediately, involving ships and aircraft manned by personnel from 13 countries. On November 30, after a 15-day operation, the navy decided to end the operation.
Before the German build Argentinian submarine went missing on November 15, 2018, the San Juan was being shadowed by the British and Chilean military around the time of its sudden disappearance.
The dispute over the Falkland Islands ended after the British military invaded and occupied the Malvina territory to guarantee profits for the oil industry.
Recently the UN ruled that the Malivina’s belong to Argentina, because the oil-rich island environment lies within their economic zone.
This time around, the submarine was found “imploded,” Argentina’s Defense Ministry later said at a news conference, adding that the vessel was actually lying 907 meters below the ocean surface.
Argentina also said that it can “neither confirm nor deny” at that moment whether the submarine could be recovered.
RT.com / ABC Flash Point Oil News 2018.