Missing Argentine submarine was 44 instead of 37

© AP Photo / Uncredited Submarine San Juan Navy of ArgentinaMissing Argentine submarine was 44 instead of 37© AP Photo / Uncredited

In the missing submarine of the Navy of Argentina «San Juan» instead of the 37 crew members were 44 people, and seven more people were not submariners, reported RIA Novosti, the brother of one of the Junior officers of the submarine.

«In total on a submarine there were 37 permanent seats of the crew, but sailed at this time, 44 people», — he said.

Among these seven people were the two combat swimmer units of special forces of the Navy of the Argentine Buzos Tacticos and as an employee of the naval intelligence service. This information family member of the submariner said the wife of the intelligence officer aboard submarines.

Submarine of the Navy of Argentina «San Juan» has ceased to go on air on 15 November at the transition from naval base Ushuaia to Mar del Plata. At the time of the last communication with the crew of the submarine reported the accident. In the Navy of Argentina stated that a single explosion that may be associated with the disappearance of the «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 research submarine. 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.