Lastes Ara San Juan Crew Gif. Among the extra seven members were two combat swimmers from the buzos tacticos special purpose unit of the argentine navy, as well as an employee of the naval intelligence service, the source said, citing a spouse of an intelligence agent who was on board the distressed submarine. It was not until approximately 10 hours later that an explosion occurred near the time and place of last communication from the ara san juan.
One year ago, the ara san juan, laid down in 1983 in german shipyards, went missing in the atlantic with 44 crew on board. Balbi said wednesday that argentine navy ships as well as a u.s. Hopes waned for the crew of a missing argentine submarine last night after evidence emerged of an underwater blast near its last known location.
The social media campaign was created after bidding on a contract to search for the ara san juan was suspended.
The ara san juan went missing as it was sailing from the extreme southern port of ushuaia to the city of mar del plata, about 250 miles southeast of buenos aires. The argentine submarine ara san juan and crew leave the port of buenos aires, argentina, june 2, 2014. Onboard is a standard operating crew of 37 though this can be increased as needed. Ara san juan, argentine navy.