The missing Argentine naval submarine that went missing for a year and a day has finally been found. It vanished in the South Atlantic with 44 crews on board.
The Argentine Navy said the submarine ARA San Juan was discovered at an unspecified location in the Atlantic Ocean at a depth of 800 meters.
However, the submarine still had a seven-day supply of air when it last reported its position on Nov. 15, 2017.
The US marine tracking contractor Ocean Infinity found it below the ocean’s surface. The San Juan was about 270 miles off Argentina’s Patagonian coast when it sent its last signal.
In the report, the Navy said the water entered the submarine’s snorkel, causing its battery to short-circuit.
During the search mission, the Argentine government doubled the amount of time searching for the submarine before it ran out of air supply.
However, the hopes of finding the submarine with people alive in it faded after two weeks.
The submarine’s disappearance spurred discussions and debates over the small defense budget of the country, one of the smallest in the region.
The Argentine government struggled to provide information about the tragedy as well as providing immediate funding to provide technology needed to immediately find the submarine.
Submarines patrol through sovereign maritime areas of a country.