Navy of Argentina staged a mock explosion in the search area for the missing submarine San Juan. The experiment showed that the explosion, recorded November 15, was a powerful explosion of 100 kilos of TNT.
Experts of the Ministry of defense of Argentina has carried out a test explosion of 100 kilos of TNT at a depth of 40 meters in the search area for the missing submarine San Juan, RIA Novosti reported.
The place that is chosen for the experiment, coincides with that which is called experts of the Preparatory Commission of the Treaty Organization the comprehensive nuclear test ban (CTBTO preparatory Commission). On the day the last of the submarine on the link they have recorded «anomalous, solitary, short, powerful phenomenon the non-nuclear nature, conformable to the explosion.»
According to the organization, the resulting sound from the explosion of 100 kilos of TNT on the force was inferior to that which was recorded at the disappearance of the vessel.
On 27 November the naval forces of Argentina called the probable cause of the explosion on the missing submarine San Juan. According to the official representative of the Navy of Argentina Enrique Balbi, the explosion on the submarine could occur due to the accumulation of hydrogen. However, in Argentina don’t know why it happened.
Prior to this the Navy of Argentina has received information indicating that on the day of the last contact the submarine San Juan near the place her last known location of the explosion occurred.
The submarine «San Juan», on Board of which could be up to 50 people, has ceased to leave on communication 15 Nov. She disappeared in the South Atlantic ocean. 30 Nov Navy of Argentina announced the termination of the operation to rescue the sailors, but the search for the submarine continued.