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Argentina ousts navy chief after San Juan sub disappearance

Argentina ousts navy chief after San Juan sub disappearance

World
Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Argentina has dismissed its navy chief one month after the disappearance of the submarine ARA San Juan off its southern coast with 44 crew members.Defense Minister Oscar Aguad placed Adm. Marcelo Eduardo Hipolito Srur in retirement, the Argentina newspaper La Nacion reported Saturday. The ministry plans to name an interim leader Monday.Srur, 60, was named head of the navy and promoted to admiral in January 2016.The San Juan, a 34-year-old, German-built, diesel-electric vessel, has not been found after losing contact on Nov. 15 in the south Atlantic Ocean.The sub's last known location was in the San Jorge Gulf was between where it departed from southern Argentina's Tierra del Fuego archipelago and its home base in Mar del Plata.One week after the disappearance, Argentina's ...
Argentina reports new clue in search for missing submarine

Argentina reports new clue in search for missing submarine

World
Ships and planes hunting for a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members will return to a previously search area after officials said Wednesday that a noise made a week ago in the South Atlantic could provide a clue to the vessel's location. The Argentina navy spokesman, Capt. Enrique Balbi, said the "hydro-acoustic anomaly" was determined by the United States and specialist agencies to have been produced Nov. 15, just hours after the final contact with the ARA San Juan and could have come from the sub. The sound originated about 30 miles north of the submarine's last registered position, he said. "It's a noise. We don't want to speculate" about what caused it, Balbi said. He said Argentine navy ships as well as a U.S. P-8 Poseidon aircraft and a Brazilian air force plane would ret...
England complete 2-0 series win in Argentina – report & highlights

England complete 2-0 series win in Argentina – report & highlights

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Second Test: Argentina v EnglandArgentina (13) 25Tries: Tuculet, Matera, Boffelli Cons: Sanchez 2 Pens: Sanchez 2England (18) 35Tries: Ewels, Francis, Care, Collier Cons: Ford 3 Pens: Ford 2 Drop-goal: FordEngland wrapped up a 2-0 series win against Argentina with victory in another hugely entertaining Test.England scored tries at either end of the first half, through Charlie Ewels and Piers Francis, with Joaquin Tuculet's reply helping make it 18-13 to the visitors at the break.Tries from Pablo Matera and Emiliano Boffelli, with Danny Care scoring for England, left it at 25-25.But Will Collier's try and George Ford's drop-goal saw England home.Like last weekend's first Test, it was another ...