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Argentine Navy confirms sounds detected not from missing ARA San Juan submarine

by Maureen Santos / Nov 21, 2017 04:53 AM EST
Argentine submarine ARA San Juan has been missing for almost a week now and still no sign of its whereabouts.

The search continues for the missing Argentinian submarine, ARA San Juan but to no avail. The sounds that were heard from where the underwater vessel was last heard of did not belong to the unfortunate submarine.

ARA San Juan with 44 crew lost communication since Wednesday after reporting an occurrence of an electrical malfunction. The Argentine ships that went looking for the submarine recover some sort of repeated noises believed to come from an area of about 225 miles east of the Argentina's Valdes Peninsula, according to the naval spokesman, Enrique Balbi.

"It does not correspond to a pattern that would be consistent with bangs against the walls in morse code," he said. Balbi described the noised as "a continuous, constant sound."

On Saturday, the navy mentioned that they were analyzing if the seven satellite signals that were heard that day belonged to the ARA San Juan submarine. However, it was confirmed that the said signals did not belong from the underwater vessel, ABC News reports.

In addition to the latest update, the commander of the ARA San Juan reported about the issues the submarine is dealing with in a satellite communication on Wednesday. It is the same day that the submarine went missing based on the information provided by the US-based satellite communications company, Iridium.

ARA San Juan soon lost its communication while traversing from an Ushia, Argentina base to its Mar del Plata home base. The last time the navy heard from the doomed submarine took place about 275 miles off the San Jorge Gulf situated in southern Argentina.

The ARA San Juan submarine got its inauguration in 1983 and during that time became the newest underwater vessel in the Navy's fleet. It was built in Germany and in 2008 was brought to Argentina for maintenance which included the replacement of the electric propeller engines together with the four diesel engines, Reuters reports.

Several nations give their support for the search and rescue mission by sending airplanes and marine vessels to scour the area where ARA San Juan was last heard of. The US provided several planes too and unmanned underwater vehicle to help in the search and rescue operation.

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