Argentina: Norwegian vessel joins search for 44 missing sub crew members

Norwegian flag vessel Sophie Siem reached Comodoro Rivadavia's port on Sunday, after being blocked for five days from taking part in the search operations of the 44 missing submarine ARA San Juan crew members due to reconditioning. Family members of the Argentine crew awaited the arrival of the ship, which carried a US submarine needed in the search of the missing, along with a crew formed by... Еще Argentine and Norwegian crew members and US Navy marines. Claudia Gonzales, a family member of a missing ARA San Juan crew member, said that she is «very grateful, very touched by all those who have come to help.» The Sophie Siem will reach the searching area within 24 hours from its departure from Comodoro Rivadavia's port and will reportedly work day and night in the operations. The ARA San Juan submarine suffered an electrical fault and reports indicate that there was an explosion underwater close to where it reported its final position off the Argentine coast. A total of 44 people were on board at the moment of disappearance.

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