New Contact Detected in South Atlantic Search for Missing Argentine Submarine

A sonar search for the Argentine submarine that vanished with 44 crew members aboard last month detected a new contact in the South Atlantic, the country’s navy announced Saturday.

The new contact will be investigated by a remotely operated Russian Panther Plus submarine, while a U.S. oceanographic research vessel continues examining the search area.

No further details about the contact were released by the Argentina navy, but it said it’s received help from 13 continues in the search for the ARA San Juan, which disappeared Nov. 15 after reporting a fire on board.