44 members of crew missing in the Atlantic ocean Argentine submarine San Juan died instantly. This is stated in the report of the select Committee on intelligence of the U.S. Navy, reports channel Telesur.
The report States that the submarine sank at a rate of approximately 10-13 knots (18 to 24 km/h).
Intelligence believe that the acoustic signal recorded in the area of the crash of the submarine 15 November 2017, was the sound of an explosion inside the vessel at a depth of 388 metres. In power, he was equal to 5.7 tons in a trotyl equivalent.
As noted by the drafters of the report, the explosion was the sound of destruction of the case of San Juan under the pressure of the ocean water, which penetrated into the vessel at a speed of about 3000 km/h.
American naval intelligence came to the conclusion that given these circumstances, the hull was completely destroyed within 40 milliseconds (four hundredths of a second), which is twice less than the minimum necessary for human awareness of what is happening.
The TV channel notes that in the Navy of Argentina has not yet commented on are set out in the report.
About the loss of the San Juan, on Board of which there were 44 people in the Navy of Argentina reported November 17. The submarine was from the port of Ushuaia in the port of Mar del Plata in the Central region of the country.
19 Nov Navy of Argentina has announced that it has received seven signals from the submarine. They lasted from four to 36 seconds. Contact could not be established.
On 22 November, the newspaper Clarin wrote that the U.S. air force plane during the search for the Argentine submarine found a large «metal object».
23 November, the representative of naval forces of the country Enrique Balbi said that in the area of the disappearance of the Argentine submarine San Juan recorded «abnormal, non-nuclear, powerful, and short.»
December 1, Argentina has stopped the operation to rescue the 44 missing sailors of the submarine San Juan and the beginning of operation on search of the submarine.
San Juan built in Germany, the Navy of Argentina, the submarine entered in 1985. Length diesel submarines reaches 66 meters, it can reach speeds up to 25 knots. The ship may be under water up to two days, not rising to the surface.
The crew of the Argentine submarine San Juan died instantly — report 12.01.2018