Media: the Navy of Argentina made a breach in the repair of the submarine “San Juan”

MOSCOW, 26 Nov — RIA Novosti. The investigation of the Ministry of defense of Argentina showed that the country’s Navy made a breach and did not follow the established rules in the procurement of batteries for the disappeared submarine “San Juan”, the newspaper reports Nacion, citing his trapped in the internal documents of the Ministry.

The underwater ship of the Navy of Argentina “San Juan” has ceased to leave on communication, November 15 at the transition from the naval base Ushuaia to Mar del Plata. At the time of last communication with submarines reported the accident. On Board 44 people, including the first ever Argentinean woman-submariner Eliana Maria Krawczyk. The representative of the Navy of Argentina Enrique Balbi said there is information about a single explosion that may be associated with the disappearance of the submarine “San Juan”.

According to the publication, the investigation was conducted by the Ministry in 2015-2016. It is revealed that the representatives of the Navy could not follow normative standards in the repair of submarines and the replacement of batteries and that the batteries could be carried out in the interests of certain suppliers.

“The collected information allows, at least, to argue that contracts are not only consistent with the administrative procedure, but that officers responsible for contracts have allegedly committed illegal actions, which were in the interests of the commissioned companies Hawker Gmbh and Ferrostaal AG”, — quotes the edition an excerpt from documents of the Ministry.

The results of this investigation coincide with those of the office of the controller of Argentina, which confirms the presence of violations. Technical specialists of management found that due to the tightening of the buying process, purchased the battery beyond the warranty period.

According to the newspaper, the government “checks all processes within the Navy” and will be an internal investigation, but at the moment the priority is the detection of the submarine, crew members and the clarification of the circumstances of the disappearance of the submarine.