Ocean Infinity Confirms it Found ARA San Juan

November 17, 2018 – Ocean Infinity, the seabed exploration company, confirms that it has found ARA San Juan, the Argentine Navy submarine which was lost on 15 November 2017. In the early hours of 17 November, after two months of seabed search, Ocean Infinity located what has now been confirmed as the wreckage of the ARA San Juan. The submarine was found in a ravine in 920m of water, approximately 600 km east of Comodoro Rivadavia in the Atlantic Ocean. Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s CEO, said, ““Our thoughts are with…

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ARA San Juan Wreckage Located

November 17, 2018 (Google Translation) – This afternoon a press conference was held in the Libertad Building, headquarters of the General Staff of the Navy. The Argentine Navy, under the Ministry of Defense, reports that this morning at the headquarters of the General Staff of the Navy a press conference was held to provide details about the location and reliable identification of the submarine ARA “San Juan”, object of the international contract of Ocean Infinity. The Minister of Defense Oscar Aguad participated in it; the Secretary of Budgetary Management and…

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ARA Argentina to Transport Supplies to Seabed Constructor in Lost Sub Search

October 14, 2018 (Google Translation) – It is at the request of the company Ocean Infinity. Also, today at 14, a crew member of the “Seabed Constructor” was disembarked in a Fennec helicopter and transferred by this means to the Navy destroyer. In navigation – The destroyer ARA “Argentina” will transport, at the request of the company Ocean Infinity, a coil of cable and other materials to the ship “Seabed Constructor”, unit that performs the scientific search of the submarine ARA “San Juan”. This material will be received at the…

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ARA Sarandí Assisted Wounded Fishing Vessen Crewmember

Google Translation The destroyer ARA “Sarandí”, who was in the search area of ​​the submarine ARA “San Juan”, had to go March 13th to an emergency call by a wounded man on board a fishing boat, 290 miles east of Comodoro Rivadavia. A doctor of the ship of the Argentine Navy managed to save the life of the wounded one, that soon was transferred to Rawson. The emergency call came to the National SAR Agency around 15 yesterday, informing that a crew member of the fishing boat “Praia do Santa…

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U.S. Adjusts Support to ARA San Juan Search Operations

The United States will begin to draw down operations assisting the search for the Argentine submarine A.R.A. San Juan in the South Atlantic Dec. 27, after completing its support to requests by the government of Argentina. The U.S. actively joined the Argentina-led international search efforts within 24 hours of learning of the missing submarine on Nov. 17. At its height, U.S. contributions to the search and rescue effort included three advanced aircraft, over 200 search and rescue personnel, four submersibles, one specialized underwater rescue unit, one ship, and more than…

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ARA San Juan Official Update December 18th

Google Translation Buenos Aires, December 18, 2017. PRESS CAKE No. 59 SEARCH OPERATIONS OF SUBMARINE ARA “SAN JUAN” The Argentine Navy, under the Ministry of Defense, within the framework of search operations of the Submarine ARA “San Juan”, informs that the destroyer ARA “La Argentina” and the oceanographic vessel “Protector” of the United Kingdom, they find sweeping the seabed of the search area, and the warning ARA “Islands Falklands “with the Russian ROV” Panther Plus “on board, will rejoin the day of the date. For its part, the oceanographic vessel…

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ARA San Juan Official Update December 15th

Google Translation Buenos Aires, December 15, 2017. PRESS CAKE No. 56 SEARCH OPERATIONS OF SUBMARINE ARA “SAN JUAN” The Argentine Navy, under the Ministry of Defense, within the framework of search operations of the ARA Submarine “San Juan”, informs that it is currently they find in the search area the Destroyer ARA “Argentina” and the ships oceanographic “Protector” of the United Kingdom and “Atlantis” of the United States of North America, forecast starting today afternoon and over the weekend, adverse weather conditions, making identification tasks difficult. The ARA Notice “Islas…

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Russian sailors continue researching anomalies on the bottom while searching for ARA San Juan

Russian military seamen examined another underwater object in the area of searching for the Argentinian submarine San Juan. The object was located at the depth of 950-970 meters under water. It was identified as a large concrete block. Ship Islas Malvinas carrying the Pantera Plus remote control unmanned underwater system has changed her position. Currently, the ship crew and Russian specialists are waiting for decrease of sea heaving in order to continue searching works. Earlier, the Russian specialists had been working in three positions and had examined the sea bottom…

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Argentine Navy Statement on ARA San Juan December 2

Google Translation Buenos Aires, December 2, 2017. PRESS CAKE No. 52 SEARCH OPERATIONS OF SUBMARINE ARA “SAN JUAN” The Argentine Navy, under the Ministry of Defense, within the framework of the operations of Submarine ARA search “San Juan”, informs that the contact detected on November 30 with Multihaz echo sounder by the vessel “Victor Angelescu” of the Ministry of Agribusiness, was verified visually through the Russian ROV Panter Plus embarked on the ARA Notice “Islas Malvinas”, throwing a negative result for not matching the submarine. The contact was inspected between…

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US Navy Transitions to Search and Recovery in Search for ARA San Juan

Two U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft, the Submarine Rescue Chamber (SRC) and the Pressurized Rescue Module (PRM) from the Undersea Rescue Command that were assisting Argentina in the search for Argentine submarine, ARA San Juan, completed operations Nov 30. Continuing with the transition of operations to search and recovery, the U.S. Navy deployed the Cable operated Unmanned Recovery Vehicle (CURV) 21 to support the ongoing Argentine search efforts onboard R/V Atlantis. The CURV-21 is a 6,400-pound Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) that is designed to meet the U.S. Navy’s deep ocean…

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US Deploys CURV-21 in Argentine Submarine Search

At the request of U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), the U.S. Navy directed Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) to deploy the Cable operated Unmanned Recovery Vehicle (CURV) 21 to join the search efforts for Argentine submarine, ARA San Juan. The deliberate search effort, which began Nov. 15, when the submarine went missing, recently shifted focus to undersea assets capable of deep seafloor searches, calling for the specialized capabilities of the CURV-21, which is due to arrive in Argentina in an Air Force C-5 Dec. 01. CURV-21 is a 6,400-pound Remotely…

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Argentina Calls Off Search for ARA San Juan

Google Translation Buenos Aires, November 30, 2017. PRESS CAKE No. 50 UPDATE N ° 9 CLOSURE OF THE CASE OF THE SUBMARINE ARA “SAN JUAN” The Ministry of Defense, and the Argentine Navy, as the enforcement authority of the Convention International on Maritime Search and Rescue, informs that, today, Thursday 30 November, at 4:20 p.m. declared the SAR case (Search and Rescue) of the Submarine ARA “San Juan”, changing to the search phase of it. The reasons why this decision is sustained are: • That the SAR plan has as…

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Navy Reserve Sailors Deploy for Argentine Submarine Search

U.S. Navy Reserve officers and Sailors from Navy Reserve Undersea Rescue Command and Navy Reserve Undersea Rescue Command Headquarters recently deployed on short notice orders in support of a United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) led submarine rescue mission. Leveraging their expertise in numerous areas, the Sailors were divided into two teams to support the mission and join in the search for the Argentine Navy submarine A.R.A, San Juan, lost in South Atlantic waters. Thirty-six reservists have moved forward for assignment underway on the supply vessel Skandi Patagonia, while six remained…

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US Navy URC Standing by for ARA San Juan

COMODORO RIVADAVIA, Argentina (Nov. 20, 2017) Argentine rescue commanders discuss current operations with U.S. Navy Cmdr. Michael Eberlein, commanding officer of Undersea Rescue Command (URC). URC is based in San Diego and is mobilizing two rescue assets to assist in search and rescue efforts for the Argentine navy submarine ARA San Juan (S-42). (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

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ARA San Juan Update November 22

Google Translation Buenos Aires, November 22, 2017. PRESS CAKE NO. 46 UPDATE N ° 5 SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS OF SUBMARINE ARA “SAN JUAN” The Argentine Navy, under the Ministry of Defense, reports that in the framework of search operations of the ARA Submarine “San Juan”, the Training Command and Army Enlistment (COAA) continues with the best use of all available means taking into account the characteristics of the area of ​​operations (AROP), the meteorology and the type of sensors that each unit has. Yesterday, before a sign of sighting…

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