Corvette of the Navy of Argentina Arrived at the Port behind the Russian Bathyscaphe

The Robinson Corvette of the Argentine Navy, which is to deliver the Russian underwater vehicle to the search for the missing San Juan submarine, docked at the port of Comodoro Rivadavia, RIA Novosti correspondent reports.

The corvette moored at 16.40 local time (22.40 Moscow time). It is expected that on Monday he will deliver the Russian underwater vehicle Panther Plus to the search area for the submarine.

Earlier, the head of the search operation Marcelo Venter told RIA Novosti that the Robinson corvette cannot moor at the port due to a strong wind with gusts up to 35 kilometers per hour.

The submarine of the Navy of Argentina “San Juan” stopped contacting on November 15 during the transfer from the naval base of Ushuaia to Mar del Plata. At the time of the last communication session, the crew of the submarine reported an accident. On board were 44 people.

The representative of the Royal Navy, Enrique Balbi, said that there is information about a single explosion, which may be associated with the disappearance of the “San Juan”.

Earlier on Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that a group of Navy specialists had flown to Argentina to participate in the search for the San Juan submarine.Robinson Corvette

The group included the commander and operators of the unmanned underwater vehicle “Panther Plus”, divers-deep-water divers and a diver. Senior head of the Russian military rescuers appointed head of the Research Institute of Saving and Underwater Technology Military Training and Research Center of the Navy Sergei Bashmakov.

 

Source: Maritime News of Russia