Argentina Missing Submarine: Water caused Short Circuit

An Argentine submarine called San Juan went missing on November 15th in the Atlantic Ocean. This submarine had 44 crew members on board and never arrived at its base.

The last contact that a navy official confirmed this Monday that the last message from the captain broadcasted that: “Sea water entering through the ventilation system into battery tank number 3 caused a short circuit and the early stages of a fire in the battery bank. Batteries in the prow out of service. Currently submerged and operating with divided circuit. Crew OK, will keep informing.”

Sea water entering through the ventilation system into battery tank number 3 caused a short circuit and the early stages of a fire in the battery bank. Batteries in the prow out of service. Currently submerged and operating with divided circuit. Crew OK, will keep informing.”

– Last message sent by the Captain of the San Juan Argentine Submarine

For some reason, the navy commented before Monday that the last contact was an hour before the new message, saying that the crew was well.

A dozen countries have helped deploy 4,000 personal to assist in the search for the submarine and crew. A Vienna-based Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization reported a “hydro-acoustic anomaly” (aka. explosion) a few hours after the submarines last contact with its base. Many claim that the explosion that the organization reported could have been the submarine imploding.

This news upset many relatives and others waiting for news on the 43 men and the one woman of the crew.

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