“Despite the magnitude of our search it has not been possible to find the submarine,” states navy spokesman Enrique Balbi. A navy submarine went missing on November 15 and the government stated that they would not be continuing the search on December to the pointlessness of it because, at that point, there would be no survivors. There were 44 crew members on board. On November 15, the crew reported that there were 7 days of air worth in the submarine and that water had come in from its snorkel. The water that entered the submarine caused it to shortcircuit. Some families of the crew that went missing are resisting the government statements and continue holding out hope and even going so far as to create prayer groups.