Navy of Argentina believe that the missing sailors may be alive

MEXICO city, Nov 27 – RIA Novosti. The official representative of the Navy of Argentina Enrique Balbi did not exclude that the crew of the submarine “San Juan”, missing in the South Atlantic, could be alive.

This statement Balbi made after the Deputy of the Argentine Parliament ELISA, Carrie expressed the opinion that all divers have already died. “I can say that, while there is no clear certainty on the situation with the submarine, nothing to say. We are trying to be respectful. Although the search is underway for 11 days, it is possible that they (crew — ed.) can be in a situation of extreme survival”, — quotes the statement Balbi for a press conference channel Todo Noticias.

According to him, the deadlines of searching submarine no.

A few hours ago a Norwegian ship Sophie Siem with American mini-submarine went in search of the missing Argentine submarine “San Juan” from the Argentine city of Comodoro Rivadavia. It is expected that the ship will arrive in the search area in a day.

Previously, the sending of the ship with a mini-submarine on Board of Comodoro Rivadavia in the area of searches was scheduled for Saturday night but postponed due to strong winds, the speed of which the port area reached about 50 miles per hour. It was noted that this mini-submarine is able to rescue the divers if the “San Juan” is found at a depth of 650 metres. She has the ability to raise to the surface at once 16.

Submarine of the Navy of Argentina “San Juan” has ceased to go on air on 15 November at the transition from naval base Ushuaia to Mar del Plata. At the time of the last communication with the crew of the submarine reported the accident. On Board were 44 people, including the first ever Argentinean woman-submariner Eliana Maria Krawczyk. In the Navy of Argentina stated that a single explosion that may be associated with the disappearance of the “San Juan”.