Argentina Fires Top Admiral After Submarine Tragedy

by Nicolas Misculin (Reuters) - Argentina fired the head of its navy a month after a submarine disappeared in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members onboard, a government spokesman said on Saturday. Letting go of Navy Admiral Marcelo Eduardo Hipólito Srur was the first known disciplinary action taken by President Mauricio Macri’s administration since contact was lost … [Read more...]

Argentina To Stick With Submarine Program Despite Disaster

By Hugh Bronstein (Reuters) - Argentina and other South American countries are likely to maintain or increase their submarine programs despite the scrutiny that has followed the fatal loss of an Argentine sub in South Atlantic waters last month, defense specialists said. The disappearance of the ARA San Juan with 44 crew members aboard has put pressure on Argentine President … [Read more...]

Argentina Abandons Rescue Mission for Missing Sub

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Argentina has given up on rescuing 44 crew members on a submarine that disappeared 15 days ago, though it will continue the search for the vessel with international assistance, a navy spokesman said on Thursday. The ARA San Juan had a seven-day supply of air when it reported its last position on Nov. 15. The crew had been ordered to return to … [Read more...]

Argentine Navy: Water Entered Missing Sub’s Snorkel

By Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Water entered the snorkel of the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan, causing its battery to short-circuit before it went missing on Nov. 15, a navy spokesman said on Monday as hope dwindled among some families of the 44-member crew. The San Juan had only a seven-day oxygen supply when it lost contact, and a sudden noise … [Read more...]

Hope Fades as Search for Argentine Submarine Enters 9th Day

By Hugh Bronstein and Nicolás Misculin BUENOS AIRES, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Families of the 44 crew members of a missing Argentine submarine gave up hope and went home on Friday after a days-long wait at the sub's Mar del Plata naval base, saddened and angered by evidence that the vessel may have exploded. The submarine went missing nine days earlier with only a one-week supply … [Read more...]