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Argentine president sinks himself over boat quote


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Argentine submarine find 'first step' to learning disaster's cause

Argentine submarine find 'first step' to learning disaster's causeFamilies of the victims have called for the ARA San Juan to be refloated, an enormous undertaking that authorities cautioned was likely beyond their means. Crushed from an implosion, the submarine was located at a depth of more than 900 meters (3,000 feet) in a desolate area of undersea craters and canyons 400 kilometers (250 miles) off the coast of Argentina. An underwater robot sent down by the Seabed Constructor, which specializes in ultra-deep water exploration, relayed 67,000 images of the sunken vessel.



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Crushed wreckage of Argentine submarine located one year after vanishing

Crushed wreckage of Argentine submarine located one year after vanishingThe crushed wreckage of an Argentine submarine has been located a year after it vanished into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean with 44 crew members, in the country's worst naval disaster in decades. The Seabed Constructor, a ship owned by US search firm Ocean Infinity, made the discovery Friday, one day after the first anniversary of the disappearance of the San Juan. The ship had set out in September on the latest attempt to find the San Juan, whose disappearance cost the navy's top officer his job. There has been "positive identification of the ARA San Juan," at a depth of 800 meters (2,600 feet), the navy said on Twitter, confirming the vessel had imploded. The navy lost contact with the submarine on November 15, 2017, about 450 kilometers (280 miles) from the Argentine coast while it was traveling northward from the country's southern tip. Search and rescue mission for Argentinian submarine Admiral Jose Villan, the navy's new head, said that the rough terrain on the ocean floor made it difficult for search vessels, which had already trawled the site, to find the sub. Pieces of the submarine that were 11, 13 and 30 meters long were spotted in "an irregular, moon-like zone with craters and canyons" naval Captain Enrique Balbi said at a conference, adding that the hull had been "crushed inwards." "I still had hopes that they could be alive," Luis Niz, the father of a missing sailor, told reporters, even though President Mauricio Macri's government had already declared there were no survivors. Part of the wreckage of the ARA San Juan, which vanished in the Atlantic Ocean last year Credit: Argentina's Navy Press Office/AFP "We are with the other relatives. They are going to show us the photos. They say that our youngsters are inside," said Yolanda Mendiola, the mother of crewman Leandro Cisneros, 28. "We are all destroyed here." Relatives are now asking for authorities to extract the submarine, though whether such an operation will be undertaken remains unclear. Relatives of the crew of the ARA San Juan submarine wait outside the navy base in Mar del Plata Credit: AP Photo/Federico Cosso "Raising the submarine to the surface is not impossible, but it is a very complex operation, and therefore very expensive," a naval officer told AFP, requesting anonymity. The discovery came the day after a somber ceremony, which Macri attended, at the San Juan's Mar del Plata base on the first anniversary of its disappearance. It also came just before the Seabed Constructor was to leave for maintenance in South Africa. Before setting off, the searchers decided to check an area which bad weather had previously prevented them from examining.  



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Wreck of Argentine submarine found year after disappearance

Wreck of Argentine submarine found year after disappearanceThe crushed wreckage of an Argentine submarine has been located a year after it vanished into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean with 44 crew members, in the country’s worst naval disaster in decades. The Seabed Constructor, a ship owned by US search firm Ocean Infinity, made the discovery Friday, one day after the first anniversary of the disappearance of the San Juan. The ship had set out in September on the latest attempt to find the San Juan, whose disappearance cost the navy’s top officer his job.



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Argentine Police Officer Breastfeeds Malnourished Baby in Kind Gesture

Argentine Police Officer Breastfeeds Malnourished Baby in Kind GestureShe went above and beyond the call of duty.



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Clashes after Argentine lawmakers reject bill to legalize abortion

Clashes after Argentine lawmakers reject bill to legalize abortionArgentina's Senate on Thursday rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion, a defeat for a grassroots movement that came closer than ever to achieving the decriminalization of the procedure. After the vote, small groups of protesters clashed with police, throwing firebombs and setting up flaming barricades. Police officers responded with tear gas.



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Death Of Argentine Prosecutor Investigating Massive Terror Attack Ruled A Murder

Death Of Argentine Prosecutor Investigating Massive Terror Attack Ruled A MurderMore than two decades after the deadliest bombing in Argentina’s history, the details of the unresolved massacre are only becoming more mysterious.



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US, Russia deep-search vessels join hunt for Argentine sub

US, Russia deep-search vessels join hunt for Argentine subBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — U.S and Russian ships carrying remotely operated vehicles capable of deep seafloor searches are joining other vessels hunting for an Argentine submarine that went missing in the South Atlantic 19 days ago, the navy said Monday.



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Argentine sub reported short-circuit in last message: report

Argentine sub reported short-circuit in last message: reportIn their last message, the crew of a missing Argentine submarine reported an electrical short-circuit caused by seawater which had started a fire, a TV channel reported Monday. The final contact with the ARA San Juan, which has 44 crew members on board, was on November 15. The search for the ARA San Juan extends for a 22-mile (35-kilometer) radius from an area about 250 miles off the coast of Argentina — around the location of an explosion that may have sent the vessel to the bottom of the ocean.



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Last memo from missing Argentine submarine reveals start of a battery fire

Last memo from missing Argentine submarine reveals start of a battery fireThe last communication from the missing Argentine submarine ARA San Juan revealed a leak of sea water had caused a short circuit and “the beginnings of a fire” in the batteries, according to a copy of the message published by Argentine television. “Entry of sea water through the ventilation system into battery tank No. 3 caused a short circuit and the beginnings of a fire in the battery room. Bow batteries out of service. At the moment in immersion propelling with split circuit. No updates on personnel, will keep informed,” the document obtained by the channel A24 said. The message was purportedly sent by the commander of the ARA San Juan by radio and received as a transcription. A24 did not say how it had obtained the document, on which the Argentine Navy has not commented. The communication appears to contradict some of the information released by the Navy. It was sent at 8.52am on the morning of the sub’s disappearance on Wednesday, November 15, while the authorities have said the vessel’s last message was received at 7.30am.  Search and rescue mission for Argentinian submarine It also goes into greater detail regarding the faults allegedly suffered by the ARA San Juan. The Navy waited five days to confirm rumours the submarine had suffered a battery fault, and then insisted it was unrelated to the disappearance.  On Monday, before the leaked document was broadcast, Captain Enrique Balbi, the Navy spokesperson, told a press briefing that the sub had reported “the entry of water through the snorkel, a short circuit and the beginnings of a fire, which for us is smoke without flames. It was corrected, they isolated the battery and navigated with another circuit, it was being propelled with the circuit of the stern”. Timeline | Submarine accidents Almost two weeks after it disappeared, the only trace of the sub and its 44 crew members has been the reports of an apparent explosion close to its last known location at approximately 11am that morning.  The message is also likely to raise further questions over the Navy’s decision to wait two days to begin a physical search for the ARA San Juan. While the force has insisted this was in accordance with protocol for a submarine that had lost communication, the existence of such faults has generated doubts over that decision.



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