Category Archives: Submarine Forces

U.S. Navy Continues to Assist in Search for Missing Argentine Sub

U.S. Navy Continues to Assist in Search for Missing Argentine Sub

A reporter films pilots from Patrol Squadron (VP) 10, Red Lancers, on a P-8A Poseidon aircraft in Argentina as part of a detachment from Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11 assisting the search for a missing Argentine submarine.
US Navy Photo

The U.S. Navy is continuing to provide assistance to the Argentine Armada’s now dire search for its missing submarine as grief counselors were brought in to meet with family members of the missing crew of ARA San Juan.

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U.S. Navy Unmanned Undersea Teams Now Underway as Part of Argentine Submarine Search

U.S. Navy Unmanned Undersea Teams Now Underway as Part of Argentine Submarine Search

Norwegian construction support vessel Skandi Patagonia gets underway with Argentine officials and Undersea Rescue Command (URC) Sailors and equipment heading for the search area of the submarine ARA San Juan. US Navy Photo

The U.S. Navy’s undersea search and rescue teams left port on Wednesday to assist the ongoing international effort searching for a missing Argentine Navy submarine.

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Search for Missing Argentine Submarine Continues

Search for Missing Argentine Submarine Continues

Operators aboard the Australian navy vessel ADF Ocean Shield move U.S. Navy’s Bluefin-21 into position for deployment kn 2014. US Navy Photo

The Navy deployed unmanned underwater vehicles Tuesday in the search for the missing Argentine submarine as officials worry about the crew’s remaining oxygen. Read More

U.S. Undersea Rescue Command Tapped to Assist Argentine Submarine Rescue Efforts

U.S. Undersea Rescue Command Tapped to Assist Argentine Submarine Rescue Efforts

TALCAUHANO, Chile (Oct. 12, 2017) Sailors assigned to Undersea Rescue Command practice deploying the submarine rescue chamber during CHILEMAR VII. CHILEMAR is a bilateral exercise designed to demonstrate interoperability between the U.S. submarine rescue system and Chilean submarines. (U.S. Navy photo)

TALCAUHANO, Chile (Oct. 12, 2017) Sailors assigned to Undersea Rescue Command practice deploying the submarine rescue chamber during CHILEMAR VII. CHILEMAR is a bilateral exercise designed to demonstrate interoperability between the U.S. submarine rescue system and Chilean submarines. (U.S. Navy photo)

The Navy’s Undersea Rescue Command received the call and for the first time in a dozen years and members were quickly loading equipment onto planes readying for a real-life rescue mission in Argentina. Read More

UPDATED: U.S. Submarine Rescue Equipment, Crews Sent to Argentina; 2nd P-8A Sent to Region

UPDATED: U.S. Submarine Rescue Equipment, Crews Sent to Argentina; 2nd P-8A Sent to Region

The pressurized rescue module (PRM) is recovered from the water after performing a submarine rescue exercise with the Chilean submarine CS Simpson (SSK-21) off the coast of San Diego in 2008. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with additional information from U.S. Southern Command.

The U.S. Navy’s Undersea Rescue Command is deploying to Argentina as part of the American response to a missing submarine and its 44 sailors, U.S. Southern Command announced on Saturday. Read More