NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Executing a submarine rescue is a race against time to reach a trapped crew before a dwindling oxygen supply runs out, and when the most recent request came for help, the U.S. Navy found mobilizing personnel and equipment took too long.
This post has been updated to include additional information from U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet.
The United States will end its portion of the search for missing Argentine submarine ARA San Juan in the South Atlantic today, after spending five and a half weeks searching for the sub that sank with 44 crew members onboard. Read More
The U.S. Navy is providing deep-dive search and recovery assistance to the Argentine Armada as the international effort continues scanning the depths for remains of its missing submarine.
The Argentine Armada announced Thursday afternoon there is no hope of rescuing the 44 sailors on its missing submarine, and the navy is now moving to a secondary phase to recover ARA San Juan and its presumed-deceased crew.
A new timeline released by the Argentine Armada detailing the last hours of contact with its missing submarine suggest the ARA San Juan was in trouble well before government requests for international assistance were issued.
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.
U.S. Navy teams are focusing their search efforts for a missing Argentine Armada submarines in an area off the Argentina coast where an underwater explosion was detected a week ago.
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.
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
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