The an-124 with the technique to search for the submarine lands in Argentina

© AP Photo / Argentina NavyПодводная boat San Juan Navy of ArgentinaThe an-124 with the technique to search for the submarine lands in Argentina© AP Photo / Argentina Navy

Antonov an-124, sent to Russia to Argentina to help search for the missing submarine «San Jose», will land on Friday evening local time (Saturday morning GMT) in the city of Comodoro Rivadavia and from there will head to Ushuaia, said at a press conference the representative of the Argentine Navy Enrique Balbi.

«Today (Friday) night at Comodoro Rivadavia will land an An-124 from Russia… and when you pour fuel, headed straight to Ushuaia,» said Balbi.

He added that a few days in Argentina will arrive Oceanographic research vessel «Yantar» of the Russian Navy.

«Russian driven equipment… to conduct a visual inspection of the seabed,» said Balbi.

The underwater ship of the Navy of Argentina «San Juan» has ceased to leave on communication, November 15 at the transition from the naval base Ushuaia to Mar del Plata. At the time of last communication with submarines reported the accident. On Board the submarine in the sea left 44 people, including the first ever Argentinean woman-submariner Eliana Maria Krawczyk.

The representative of the Navy of Argentina Enrique Balbi said Thursday that there is information about a single explosion that may be associated with the disappearance of the submarine «San Juan».

Earlier Friday, the Russian defense Ministry reported that a group of specialists of the Navy of Russia flew to Argentina to participate in the search of the submarine «San Juan». The group consisted of the commander and operators of the remotely operated underwater vehicle «Pantera plus», the divers-glubokovodnye and a diving doctor. Senior groups of the Russian military rescuers appointed head of the Institute of rescue and undersea technologies for Military training and research center of the Navy Sergey Bashmakov.

Also in the area of search operations, redirected Oceanographic research vessel «Yantar» of the Russian Navy is equipped with two deep-water submersibles, allowing the survey to a depth of 6 kilometers.

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