Seven signals 'not from missing sub'

The ARA San Juan is the newest of the three submarines in Argentina's naval fleet

Over the weekend, Argentina's Defense Ministry reported receiving seven "failed satellite calls" that officials thought might be coming from the missing submarine.

One P-8A Navy aircraft is already in Argentina, where it joined a NASA P-3 research aircraft that supports search efforts on the submarine's last known location.

The noises, heard by two Argentine navy ships, sounded like tools being banged against the hull of a submarine, a senior US Navy official told CNN. The location of the noise coincides with the route the submarine would have taken on the way to its home port in Mar del Plata.

Relatives of the crew members gathered at the Mar del Plata Naval Base in the hopes of hearing news about their loved ones. However, it would not be unusual for storms to cause delays, Balbi said.

U.S. satellite company Iridium had earlier said that the submarine carried one of its satellite phones on board. The submarine has 44 crew members on board. A search team was deployed to scour some 35 square miles about 330 miles off the coast of Argentina.

All land communications bases along the coast were ordered to scan for any follow-up signals, as family members of the missing waited nervously in the coastal city of Mar del Plata.

The second rescue system and supporting equipment will be transported using additional flights, and is scheduled to arrive in Argentina next week, the navy said in a statement. The navy did not give details of the content of that final communication.

Argentina's defense ministry said it detected seven failed "satellite calls" November 18, which officials believe came from a missing navy submarine.

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So far, 80 percent of the area initially marked for search has shown no signs of the submarine.

Weather conditions in the region have made the search hard, spokesmen said, with 6-8 meter (20-26 foot) waves prevailing there in recent days.

"Those probes allow the boats to sweep the ocean floor during their journey and try to make a record of the floor in three dimensions", Balbi said.

Under normal circumstances, the vessel has sufficient fuel, water, oil and oxygen to operate for 90 days without external help, Balbi said, and the vessel could "snorkel" - or raise a tube to the surface - "to charge batteries and draw fresh air for the crew".

Fears are growing for the sub, as if it hasn't surfaced it will be running out of air.

If it is immersed and can not raise a snorkel, oxygen may last about seven days. Reuters adds that Iridium says the last call detected came on Wednesday, the same day the submarine went silent.

"This phase of search and rescue is critical", Balbi said.

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