Nov 23, 2017

Multinational search for Argentine submarine becomes critical

Drawings by children in support of the crew of the missing submarine ARA San Martin, hang from the fence of the Mar del Plata Naval Base, in Argentina. Photo: Marina Devo / AP

"A multinational search to find an Argentine submarine remains fruitless more than a week after it vanished," CNN reports. "The ARA San Juan, which is carrying 44 crew members, including the country's first woman submarine officer, was last seen a week ago, on November 15, in the San Jorge Gulf, about 268 miles off the coast of Argentina."

Why it matters: "The submarine has only enough air to last seven to 10 days if it has remained fully immersed."

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