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A national tragedy: the story of the search for the ARA San Juan submarine

Mendoza & National
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By Buenos Aires Times

The noise – which occurred at Wednesday, 15 November, at 10.31am, the day the submarine was last heard from – was heard in the ocean near the last-known position of the vessel.

That one short sentence, uttered tentatively by Navy spokesman Captain Enrique Balbi during a press conference in Buenos Aires was all it took to confirm that, baring a miracle, the desperate search for the missing ARA San Juan submarine would end in tragedy. For the families of the 44 crew-members, the news was a devastating blow. Coming eight days after the last communication from the submarine, it effectively ended all hope that their loved ones had survived. Many of them collapsed...[Read More]

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