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Argentine navy says missing sub was in good condition


MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina — Argentina’s navy insisted Saturday that a missing submarine had seemed to be in good condition when it set off on a training mission, despite fears it later exploded beneath the sea with 44 crew members aboard.

Hopes for survivors, already largely crushed by reports of an explosion, dimmed further as the ARA San Juan entered its 10th day missing — which Is what experts had said would likely be the limit of its oxygen supply even if it remained intact beneath the sea.

But a multinational search and rescue effort continued Saturday, as a Norwegian ship carrying a U.S. undersea rescue module prepared to weigh anchor for the search zone, despite worsening weather.


A relative of missing submarine crew member Celso Oscar Vallejo kneels in prayer in front of the Mar de Plata Naval Base, Argentina, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.