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Russian specialists study two objects in area of search for lost Argentine sub

December 08, 2017, 19:59 UTC+3 BUENOS AIRES

The Argentinian submarine The San Juan went missing in the middle of last month

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BUENOS AIRES, December 8. /TASS/. Russian research ship The Yantar and Russian naval specialists on board the Argentinian naval ship Islas Malvinas are exploring two objects in the area where the submarine The San Juan went missing in the middle of last month, the Navy’s spokesman Enrique Balbi said on Friday.

"The Yantar is currently examining an object lying at a depth of 940 meters," he said. The search began on Thursday in bad weather.

Balbi said Islas Malvinas is now in a different area, where Russian specialists are trying to get an image of an object lying at a depth of 830 meters using a remote-controlled mini-submarine The Pantera Plus. The US ship The Atlantis, due to join the search today, will head for another object spotted at 770 meters below the surface ," he added.

On instructions from Russian President Vladimir Putin Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu on November 23 dispatched search and rescue specialists, the Pantera Plus mini-submarine and the ship The Yantar to help with the search for the submarine. The Pantera Plus performed the first dive on December 3.

The diesel-electric submarine The San Juan, which left Ushuaia with 44 crew on board, went missing on November 15. The search for the submarine began on November 16. On November 30, the Argentine Navy declare it had curtailed the rescue operation.

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