Oliver Plunkett (Ocean Infinity CEO) to NBI News: “Next steps are a matter for the authorities to determine. From Ocean Infinity’s perspective, we would be pleased to assist with a recovery operation if that is what is decided.”

This Saturday was located the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan that disappeared last year.

No one knew exactly until now where he was sunk and the expectation was very important to know his location and be able to know what happened.

The navy of many countries, including the United States, England and Russia, joined the search last year, providing cutting-edge technology and many personnel to try to locate the submarine.
The search was a worldwide event in the news for a while and had the solidarity of the whole world.

But when it had been more than a year since the disappearance and it seemed that it would never be found. The underwater search company Ocean Infinity found it this Saturday.

It was a difficult job, in a rough sea, for months, which paid off last Saturday when the submarine robot (Underwater Autonomous Vehicle) of Ocean Infinity’s ship SeaBed Constructor confirmed the finding.

The submarine was there, at the bottom of the sea, more than 900 meters deep and approximately 600 kilometers from the Argentine oil city of Comodoro Rivadavia.

Now, once found, the big question that arises today in the press and in the Argentine people is:

Is there currently the technology to re-float the submarine?

For this reason, NBI News (nbinews.com) specifically consulted the company responsible for the finding, Ocean Infinity, on whether it is possible for them and if there is the technology to re-float the submarine, that is:

– Does Ocean Infinity have the necessary technology to float the ARA San Juan again or is it not technically possible?

Its CEO, Oliver Plunkett, expressed through Celicourt Communications to NBI News the following:

“Next steps are a matter for the authorities to determine.  From Ocean Infinity’s perspective, we would be pleased to assist with a recovery operation if that is what is decided.”

Article by Demian Bayley Dominguez for NBI News

Photo credit of the Underwater Autonomous Vehicle: Courtesy of Ocean Infinity

Watch the video of the exact moment of the Submarine’s discovery:

Video Credit: Courtesy of Ocean Infinity

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