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17 novembre 2017

Search and Rescue of Submarine, Argentina

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type d'évènement:Other - Missing submarine
Localidation de l'évènement:Argentina
Date de l'activation Charte:2017-11-17
Time of Charter Activation:19:49
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+01:00
Demandeur:SIFEM – Secretaría Nacional de Protección Civil de Argentina
Activation ID:561
Chef de projet:CONAE

An Argentinian military submarine with 44 crew members onboard lost radio contact in November, launching a huge search-and-rescue operation off the coast of Patagonia.

A Naval spokesman reported the last known location of the vessel was 430km off the coast of Chubut, in the area of San Jorge Bay.

Rescue efforts consisting of three naval ships and two aircraft are scouring the area and attempting to make radio contact. Reports suggest that the submarine did not deploy its emergency beacon, although seven failed satellite calls were detected.

The diesel-powered 66-metre-long Class TR 1700 San Juan is one of the Argentinian navy's three submarines. The submarine was on a voyage from the southernmost city of Ushuaia to the naval base of Mar del Plata when contact was lost.



Search for ARA San Juan submarine

Source: RADARSAT-2 & TerraSAR-X
Acquis: RADARSAT-2: 20/11/2017
TerraSAR-X: 18/11/2017

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2017) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2017, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by CONAE

Recherche de sous-marin ARA San Juan

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquis: 24/11/2017

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2017, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Carte produite par CONAE

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