– CIMSEC – The Argentine Coast Guard stopped a South Korean trawler that was allegedly operating without authorization in its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in early February. The non-violent operation highlights how Asian fleets are willing to travel long distances in order to make a profit, and how Latin American navies and coast guards need to be more focused than ever before on combating unauthorized fishing.
– BBC – The wreckage of a submarine which went missing with 44 crew on board a year ago has been found, the Argentine navy says.
– USNI News – A year has passed since the last communication was received from Argentinian submarine ARA San Juan (S-42), but the search for the missing boat continues with the help of a Texas-based undersea mapping firm.
– Defense News – The U.S. Navy is wrapping up its search for a missing Argentine submarine that disappeared in November with 44 crew aboard.
– USNI News – The international effort searching for ARA San Juan – the Argentine submarine missing for more than three weeks – is focused on a region where the continental shelf below the sea surface rapidly slopes down to the deep South Atlantic. A trio of internationally-run remotely operated undersea vehicles – including one from the United States – are regularly being sent to the sea floor to investigate possible final resting locations of the submarine.
– CIMSEC – This tragic accident has prompted a discussion in Argentina regarding whether the country’s armed forces are being allocated sufficient budgets to repair or replace aging equipment. Additionally, the San Juan incident must be placed in a wider discussion about civil-military relations, defense budgets, and the present and future of South American submarines.
– USNI News – Argentine officials believe San Juan’s last known location was right at the edge of the continental shelf. Anticipating the sub could have entered a deep uncontrolled dive, the U.S. Navy sent to Argentina a Cable operated Unmanned Recovery Vehicle (CURV) 21 which can dive to 20,000 feet below the sea surface, according to a Navy spokesperson.
– BBC – The Argentine navy says it has abandoned attempts to rescue 44 crew members on board a submarine that disappeared two weeks ago.
– AP – Water entered the snorkel of an Argentine submarine and caused one of its batteries to short circuit before the vessel went missing 12 days ago, a navy spokesman said Monday.
– USNI News – U.S. Navy teams are focusing their search efforts for a missing Argentine Armada submarines in an area off the Argentina coast where an underwater explosion was detected a week ago.
– Washington Post – As search teams were continuing to search for the missing ARA San Juan submarine Thursday, a Vienna-based organization announced that its scientists had detected an “unusual signal” underwater in the proximity of the area where it had gone missing days earlier.
– BBC – Russia has joined the search for Argentina’s missing submarine and is expected to deploy a remote-controlled device to trawl the sea on Saturday.
– BBC – Hopes that the 44 crew of a missing Argentine submarine might still be alive have been dashed after the navy said an event consistent with an explosion had been detected.
– USNI News – The U.S. Navy’s undersea search and rescue teams left port on Wednesday to assist the ongoing international effort searching for a missing Argentine Navy submarine.
– USNI News – The Navy deployed unmanned underwater vehicles Tuesday in the search for the missing Argentine submarine as officials worry about the crew’s remaining oxygen.
– Defense News – The United States has deployed aircraft to Argentina to help search for ARA San Juan, an Argentine navy submarine that went missing in the South Atlantic Ocean almost a week ago.
– Breaking Defense – In an extraordinary international response, a dozen nations have poured assets into the stormy South Atlantic to help find and save 44 Argentine submariners from the missing sub San Juan. It’s a stark contrast to the last great submarine disaster, when Russia was slow to accept international help for the stricken Kursk in 2000 and lost all 118 souls aboard.
– BBC – Specialist underwater rescue equipment has arrived in Argentina from the United States to help hunt for an Argentine submarine which vanished last Wednesday with 44 crew on board.
– USNI News – The U.S. Navy’s Undersea Rescue Command is deploying to Argentina as part of the American response to a missing submarine and its 44 sailors. The command is sending two rescue systems from San Diego, Calif. to Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina via military airlift in support of efforts around the missing ARA San Juan (S-42).
– BBC – Signals have been detected that are thought to have come from an Argentine submarine that went missing with 44 crew on board, officials say.
– USNI News – A NASA research aircraft has joined in the search for a missing Argentine submarine and its crew of 44 and a U.S. Navy sub-hunting aircraft is on the way.
– BBC – The Argentine navy is stepping up its search in the South Atlantic for a 44-crew submarine that has been out of radio contact for three days.
– Daily Mail – The United States is on the brink of selling Argentina a £40 million ship ideal for invading the Falklands – just as the cash-stretched Royal Navy is withdrawing a similar class of vessel from active service.
– National Interest – The brief but bloody naval war that occurred in 1982 over the Falkland Islands, known as the Malvinas in Argentina, is typically viewed as a triumph of British naval power. A Royal Navy task force managed to beat off heavy air attacks to take back the South Atlantic archipelago from Argentine troops. For most of the war, a lone Argentine diesel submarine, the San Luis, opposed the Royal Navy at sea. Not only did the San Luis return home unscratched by the more than two hundred antisubmarine munitions fired by British warships and helicopter, but it twice ambushed antisubmarine frigates. Had the weapons functioned as intended, the British victory might have been bought at a much higher cost.
– CIMSEC – Even thirty-three years after the end of hostilities there, the Falklands Islands still enjoy close attention. Diplomatic skirmishes and oil exploration at the islands merit recurring interest. But perhaps above all, the positioning of the Argentine military draws attention which few of its other Latin American counterparts receive.