Further heartbreak for the families of the missing crew members on board missing Argentine submarine as Government officially calls off search operation – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
December 6, 2017

Further heartbreak for the families of the missing crew members on board missing Argentine submarine as Government officially calls off search operation

There was some heartbreaking news for the families of the crew members on board an Argentine Navy submarine​ that went missing oer two weeks ago as the Argentinian Government officially called an end to the search operation on Thursday.

The devastating​ news comes after authorities along with other military personnel from Navy crews from across the world held a two week search operation in the Pacific ocean.

In a statement released on Thursday afternoon the Argentinian Government said it had decided to scale back it’s efforts as any hopes of finding the missing service men and women alive are very slim.

They also said that the time for finding crew was of essence and that almost double the number of days have passed where it would have been possible to rescue the crew.

However the Government did say they would still work closely with military personnel from other countries in order to try the vessel which went missing on November 15th.

The news of scaled down search will surely anger and upset the relatives of the 44 crew members on board who have already voiced their disgust at the Government for their handling of the situation.

It is thought cancellation of the search operation comes after previous statements from the Argentinian Government suggested that all crew members on board the vessel were killed after data revealed that there was sizeable explosion within the region of where the vessel is thought to be lost.

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