Family members of submarine’s crew react with fury as Argentine Navy confirms: They’re all dead

Families of servicemen lost in the missing San Juan submarine have been told their loved ones ‘are all dead’ after an explosion on the day the vessel disappeared, according to reports.

Family members today claimed they had already received phone calls from Navy officials telling them the entire crew had perished in a blast, believed to have taken place between 600 and 3,000 feet underneath the water.

Officially, Argentina’s Navy is refusing to speculate on the fate of the sub’s 44 crew members and have vowed to continue the search for the stricken vessel.

And they have angrily accused the Argentinian Navy of a cover up after they were today forced to confirm information that there had been a violent explosion in the area where the vessel would have been, just hours after its last transmission.

The noise ‘consistent with an explosion’ recorded by two separate international agencies last Wednesday morning.

Luiz Tagliapietro, the father of Damian who was on the submarine, claimed a Navy official phoned him to break the news that his son was dead.

Asked if the 43 men and one woman on board had died, he said: ‘Yes, yes, yes, yes. One hundred per cent. My son’s boss confirmed that they are all dead.

‘There’s no human being who survives that.’

Family members of submarine's crew react with fury as Argentine Navy confirms They're all dead

And Itati Leguizamon whose husband German Oscar Suarez was on board, branded the Navy ‘perverse b******s’ for allowing family members to continue to believe their loved ones could be found alive.

She said: ‘According to them, they only found out about the explosion now, but who is so stupid to believe that?

‘They are a disgrace. They lied to us.’

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  1. The Russian Submarine KURSK had an internal torpedo explosion in the year 2000 and “”some survived”” within the rear compartment. Their fate was also sealed by the Russian Govt., by not accepting International offers of help;
    (the rest of the crew died waiting).
    ……………………………………………………………..
    There is a possibility, some Argentinian Submariners may also have survived.
    ……………………………………………………………..
    More recent: On August 23rd 2011 and off the West Australian coast, a Collins Class Submarine (with 60 men & women) lost all propulsion, just after midnight. Most Subs running on diesel, tend to nose down when they lose
    propulsion, (due to hydroplane trim). HMAS Farncomb also took in water due to the air snorkel being open below the sea level. The Sub sank almost to crush depth and only survived by the means of a skillful crew & a share of good luck.
    ………………………………………………………………
    Not surprisingly, this event was “”sanitized”” by the Australian Navy. This near miss, was not too unexpected by the general public, given the previous failings and terrible reputation of the Collins Class Submarines.
    ………………………………………………………………
    There is the possibility, the San Juan had a similar propulsion failure reaction and luck was not on their side, to prevent them from going too deep.

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