US Navy Deploys Undersea Rescue Capabilities to Argentina

Distress calls bring hope to search for missing Argentina sub

Mr Balbi said: "We've received the report from the company that analysed the signals - the seven attempted calls did not come from the submarine's satellite phone".

The signals were received at 10:52 am (1352 GMT) and 3:42 pm (1842 GMT), but they did not lock in, thus preventing a full connection.

The noises, heard by two Argentine navy ships, sounded like tools being banged against the hull of a submarine, a senior US Navy official told CNN.

There is a feeling of "cautious enthusiasm", naval expert Fernando Morales told C5N television.

"We want the government to confirm if the calls were from the submarine", said Claudio Rodríguez, brother of the crew member Hernán Rodríguez, who was travelling on Sunday from his home in the western province of Mendoza to the submarine's home port in Mar del Plata to join other relatives gathering there in desperate search of news.

Three boats left Mar del Plata on Saturday with radar detection probes and were following the path that the submarine would have taken to arrive at the base in reverse, Balbi said.

The submarine was 432km off Argentina's southern Atlantic coast when it sent its last communication early on Wednesday.

Argentina's president, Mauricio Macri, has travelled to the coastal city of Chapadmalal, near Mar del Plata, because of the situation. Both types are capable of deploying quickly and searching wide areas of the ocean using Side Scan Sonar, a system that is used to efficiently create an image of large areas of the sea floor.

On the grids of the base, of the inhabitants of Mar del Plata have hooked up a few messages of support.




Britain's Royal Navy said it had sent the HMS Protector, an Antarctic patrol ship. The craft was navigating normally, underwater, at a speed of five knots toward Mar del Plata when it was last heard from, he said.

"They've got to be afloat".

"We do not exclude any hypothesis", repeated the navy in its press releases.

Among those on board is Argentina's first female submarine officer, 35-year-old weapons officer Eliana Krawczyk.

One Naval P-8 arrived in Argentina over the weekend, and another is arriving today.

The diesel-electric ARA San Juan was returning to its base south of Buenos Aires after a routine mission to Ushuaia, near the southern tip of South America, on Wednesday.

All terrestrial communications stations along the Argentine coast have been ordered to search for communications and listen to all possible frequencies of transmission by the submarine to try and make contact with the vessel. Built in Germany, it underwent maintenance in 2008 in Argentina.

Argentina's navy said it was not sure what had happened to the submarine or why it had lost contact but that it was now convinced the ship was beneath the surface and not adrift on choppy seas, as was previously thought.

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