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Old 20th Nov 2017, 04:06
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Originally Posted by Airbubba View Post
Is something lost in the translation perhaps? You can't do a satellite call unless you put an antenna above the surface of the ocean right?
Here's the tweet that everyone seems to base the 'seven satellite calls' report on:

Recibimos siete señales de llamadas satelitales que provendrían del submarino San Juan. Estamos trabajando arduamente para localizarlo y transmitimos la esperanza a las familias de los 44 tripulantes: que en breve puedan tenerlos en sus hogares.
4:33 PM - 18 Nov 2017

I'm not too optimistic that this report will pan out to be actual distress calls as some news accounts speculate.

Originally Posted by ShyTorque View Post
Despite the Argentinians being a past enemy of our country, I very much hope the sailors can be rescued.
The Brits are indeed helping with the search :

On Sunday, search units were largely relying on information gathered from a British polar exploration vessel, HMS Protector, which was equipped with an underwater search probe and was following the path taken by the submarine, the ARA San Juan.

"Our thoughts remain with the crew of the ARA San Juan and their families at this time," Angus Essenhigh, commander of HMS Protector, according to a statement from Britain's Royal Navy.

The gesture has attracted attention since the nations fought a bloody war in 1982 after Argentina invaded the Falklands Islands.
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