Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Water entered the sub through snorkel causing short circuit, Argentine navy says

The Argentine navy says that before its San Juan submarine with 44 crew on board went missing on 15 November in the Atlantic Ocean, the vessel's captain reported that water had entered 

A navy spokesman said that the water had hit one of the batteries causing it to short circuit.

He said that the affected circuit was isolated and the sub continued to sail.

The search for the San Juan has so far failed to yield its location.

Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told reporters that water had entered the sub's snorkel, which can be used to take in air from above the surface when the submarine is submerged.

The saltwater dripped onto a battery tray in the prow, causing the battery to short circuit and to smoulder, Capt Balbi said.

BBC      News.

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