Argentina says abandons submarine crew rescue mission | Reuters

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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina has ended a rescue operation for a submarine crew that disappeared 15 days ago, though it will continue trying to locate the vessel with international partners, navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said on Thursday. A bouquet of flowers and banners in support of the 44 crew members of the missing at sea ARA San Juan submarine are placed on a fence outside an Argentine naval base in Mar del Plata, Argentina November 25, 2017. The banner below reads “God, give strength to the submariners”. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci“More than double the number of days have passed where it would have been possible to rescue the crew,” Balbi told a news conference. Forty-four sailors were aboard the ARA San Juan when contact with the vessel was lost on Nov. 15.

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Published Date: Dec 01, 2017 04:00 am | Updated Date: Dec 01, 2017 04:00 am

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