A missing Argentine submarine has been found, a year and a day after it vanished in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members on board, authorities said Saturday. An American company contracted by Argentina to locate the missing submarine identified the ARA San Juan some 800 meters below the ocean’s surface, Argentina’s navy said on Twitter.
It’s not yet clear what condition the vessel is in or whether it will be possible to recover it. The submarine disappeared November 15 last year off Argentina’s coast. The Argentine navy said that the vessel’s captain had reported a short circuit in the vessel’s battery system shortly before the last known contact. A few days later a sound consistent with an explosion had been detected in the ocean near the sub’s last known location. The explosion likely killed the crew, according to the defense minister.