Crew members numbering 44 are believed to have perished on the disappeared Argentinian navy submarine ARA San Juan, which went missing, November 15, 2017.
Today, close to a month after the sub disappeared off the Argentine coast, the true fate of the 44-crew and their vessel, remain a mystery. Yet, Argentina's Defense Minister Oscar Aguad, according to a CNN report, believes that the crew did perish in a detected explosion somewhere in the South Atlantic Ocean.
In an interview on Argentine television on Monday, the Defense Minister said the extreme conditions and passage of time likely means the sub's crew did not survive.
While unmanned ships continue to search for signs of the ill-fated sub in depths of up to some 20,000 feet, we take a minute to pause in honor of the lost Argentine Navy crew, who died in service to their country. May time, hope and love provide some measure of comfort to their loved ones.