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bayonetbrant:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-42030560


--- Quote ---The Argentine navy is stepping up its search in the South Atlantic for a 44-crew submarine that has been out of radio contact for three days.
President Mauricio Macri said all national and international resources were being deployed to help find the San Juan as quickly as possible.
A Nasa research plane has joined the search for the vessel.
Britain and countries in the region have offered help after it disappeared 430km (267 miles) off the coast.
"We have not been able to find, or have visual or radar communication with the submarine," navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told a news conference.
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Staggerwing:
Oh shit. I hope it's just a case of really big Atlantic, really small still-buoyant boat, busted radio, and looking a little more.

Sir Slash:
Has anybody checked the Falklands? That's where they turned-up last time.

Pete Dero:
https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2017/11/19/signalen-ontvangen-vanuit-argentijnse-duikboot/   (google translate)

"Receiving signals from Argentine submarine"

The Argentine navy received signals that probably came from the Argentinean submarine that had disappeared since Wednesday. In a few hours, 7 attempts were made to make contact via the satellite telephone, but that failed every time.

The signals, which lasted between 4 and 36 seconds, are a sign that the submarine may have surfaced again, says the spokesman for the Argentine navy. However, the connection could not be restored. Currently it is attempted to locate where the signal comes, but this is complicated by high waves of six to seven meters.

Staggerwing:
If the sea-state is that bad then it's possible that they can only surface briefly for very short transmissions.

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