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Defense Minister says Argentina not equipped to lift ARA San Juan from seabed

Saturday, November 17th 2018 - 17:48 UTC
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Argentine Defense Minister Oscar Aguad said “we don't have the means to resurface the [ARA San Juan] submarine,” which was found between late Friday and early Saturday 800 meters underwater in the Atlantic Ocean after having gone missing a year ago. Read full article


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  • Rufus

    Not entirely surprising, I don't think many countries would. And fewer would admit to it. Heck it took the US 35 years to admit they had the capability (during which time the lifting ship had been refitted as a drill ship, leased and then sold, and subsequently scrapped) after Glomar Explorer recovered parts of K-129 from between Hawaii and Midway.

    Nov 17th, 2018 - 06:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo


    That tale is legend because of the intel the USA was after. The sad ARA San Juan disaster is complicated because the possible discovery of criminal implications that many in the Argentine government would prefer to remain discreet.
    It is physically possible to recover the submarine, but not by the Argentine navy alone. The cost would be economically staggering and a disaster for Argentina's government.

    Nov 17th, 2018 - 07:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot


    “It is physically possible to recover the submarine...”

    ”(But) is complicated because...many in the Argentine government would prefer to remain discreet.”

    I agree with Chicureo on this one.

    Nov 23rd, 2018 - 08:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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