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Fear deepens on fate of missing Argentine submarine

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 00:59

Saddened and angered by evidence that the vessel may have exploded, relatives of the crew onboard a missing Argentine submarine are losing hope that their loved ones will be found alive. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Hope is fading among relatives of the 44 crew members aboard a missing Argentine submarine. After days of waiting for news at the Mar del Plata naval base, loved ones have gone home. But the Argentine Navy vowed to keep searching for the ARA San Juan that went missing nine days earlier… with only one-week supply of oxygen onboard. The Navy on Thursday said a sound "consistent with an explosion" was detected in the South Atlantic ocean around the same time the vessel sent its last signal on November 15. Many family members are accusing the Navy of sending their loved ones out in vessel , that they say was over 30-years old and was likely not properly maintained. The submarine was en route to Mar del Plata when it reported an electrical malfunction shortly before disappearing last week - prompting a massive search effort by many nations… in a race against the clock.

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Fear deepens on fate of missing Argentine submarine

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 00:59