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Wreck of Argentine submarine found year after going missing – navy

Nov 17, 2018 - 2:38 PM

Ocean Infinity finds the ARA San Juan in the Atlantic Ocean

A black ribbon hangs next to supportive messages for the 44 crew members of Argentine missing submarine outside Argentina's Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 24, 2017. Argentina's navy confirmed Thursday that an unusual noise heard in the Atlantic near the last known position of a missing submarine appeared to be an explosion, dashing the last hopes of finding the vessel's 44 crew members alive. Relatives of the missing sailors reacted with grief and anger to the news after holding out hope since the sub was reported overdue at its Mar del Plata base on November 17, two days after the explosion.  / AFP PHOTO / EITAN ABRAMOVICH

Argentina formally ends search for sub survivors

Dec 01, 2017 - 9:37 AM

(UPDATED) The navy has shifted its mission from rescue to recovery

WAITING. Banners and Argentine flags with message in support of submarine crew members are displayed outside Argentina's Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 19, 2017. File photo by Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Argentine sub reported short-circuit in last message – report

Nov 28, 2017 - 3:44 PM

The final contact with the ARA San Juan, which has 44 crew members on board, was on November 15

HOPING FOR THE BEST. View of supportive messages for the 44 crew members of Argentine missing submarine hanging outside Argentina's Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 22, 2017. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

No trace of Argentina sub, 12 days after it vanished

Nov 28, 2017 - 7:25 AM

A total of 15 countries, including the United States, Britain, Russia and France, are helping to search for the ARA San Juan, which has 44 crew members on board

DARK DAYS. A black ribbon hangs next to supportive messages for the 44 crew members of Argentine missing submarine outside Argentina's Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 24, 2017. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Crew members' relatives mourn as Argentina searches for missing submarine

Nov 26, 2017 - 7:34 AM

A religious service is held outside the Mar del Plata naval base, where the submarine was based, to support grieving friends and relatives

WAITING. View of supportive messages for the 44 crew members of Argentine missing submarine hanging outside Argentina's Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 22, 2017. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Argentina says abnormal noise heard after sub's last contact as hopes fade

Nov 23, 2017 - 8:46 AM

The clock is ticking down on hopes of finding alive the 44 crew members now missing for a week despite a massive search of surface and seabed, amid fears their oxygen had run out

LOVE AND HOPE. View of supportive messages for the 44 crew members of Argentine missing submarine hanging outside Argentina's Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 22, 2017. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Worries over oxygen supply on missing Argentina submarine

Nov 22, 2017 - 11:20 AM

The sub's disappearance grips the nation, and Argentinian President Mauricio Macri visits the relatives – troubled by earlier false hopes – and prays with them

OFF TO SEARCH. Argentina's Navy destroyer ARA Sarandi sails off to take part in the search of missing submarine ARA San Juan, from the north breakwater of Argentina's Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 21, 2017. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Noises detected in Argentine sub search disappoint

Nov 21, 2017 - 10:02 AM

A total of 14 vessels and 10 aircraft are helping search for the submarine, missing since November 15

STILL WAITING. Military personnel lower the Argentine national flag during sunset at 'Arquitecto Mariani' small square in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 20, 2017.  Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Rescuers battle waves, wind in hunt for missing Argentine sub

Nov 20, 2017 - 10:49 AM

An air and sea search is under way with help from countries including Brazil, Britain, Chile, the United States and Uruguay

WAITING. Banners and Argentine flags with message in support of submarine crew members are displayed outside Argentina's Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 19, 2017. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Satellite signals offer hope in hunt for missing Argentine sub

Nov 19, 2017 - 8:06 AM

(UPDATED) 'We are working to pinpoint the exact location of what is emitting the signals,' presuming it could be the missing ARA San Juan, Argentina's defense ministry says