Navy: Missing Submarine’s Satellite Communications ‘Were Not Emergency Calls’

According to the Argentine Navy, the eight satellite communications made by the missing submarine ARA San Juan in the hours before it made its last contact were not emergency calls. The details, provided by Navy spokesperson Captain Enrique Balbi, come a day after previously undisclosed records showed that eight calls had been made between 2:11 AM and 08:36 AM on November 15th, when the vessel disappeared.

As such, Balbi sought to downplay the significance of the calls, adding that the list that appeared yesterday featuring data held by Tesacom, a telecommunications company, was incomplete.

Balbi explained at today’s press conference that the communications from the ARA San Juan were “unsuccessful attempts to transmit data through an…

Original published: 2017-12-06 20:59:11 Read the full Buenos Aires News here


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