Argentina: Norwegian, US and Russian navy forces to join search for missing sub

Navy Captain and spokesperson Enrique Balbi confirmed in a press conference in Buenos Aires on Sunday that the Norwegian Navy vessel Sophie Siem left Comodoro Rivadavia's port on Sunday and will reach the operations zone for the search of the 44 missing submarine ARA San Juan crew members within 24 hours. Balbi stated that on board of the Norwegian vessel is a «US Navy mini-submarine, with both... Еще US personnel and Argentine submariners,» who teamed up for the operations. «One of the two remotely controlled submersible vehicles of Russia, which arrived on the Antonov [airplane] two days ago, will set sail shortly,» continued Balbi. «The smallest will go abroad the Corvette Robinson of the Argentine Navy. And the other one, which is the one that is more bulky and allows us to reach greater depths [...] has advanced technological capability which allow us to see underwater, with cameras, photographic cameras and lights,» the captain added. Finally Balbi said that the Argentine Navy is waiting for the Russian vessel Yantar, «which will arrive into the operations zone in first few days of December.» According to the captain, «that vessel has advanced technological capability to be able to view up to 6,000 metres underwater.»

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