>> The drama surrounding search and rescue efforts for a missing Argentine Navy submarine gripping the South American nation and prompting offers of help from around the globe. The US Navy on Sunday said it's sending additional aircraft from Jacksonville, FL to assist with the search. Four US naval planes have already been deployed.
The ARA San Juan vanished Wednesday, after making contact 268 miles off Argentina's southern Atlantic coast, with 44 crew members on board. Officials say the vessel may have made seven failed satellite calls on Saturday. A claim that raised hopes that at least some among the crew may be alive.
>> We're squeezing what we can out of that information to get concrete data on the vessel's location.>> The Argentine Navy says an electrical outage may have downed the vessel's communications. Strong winds and more than 20 foot waves have impeded the search. Relatives of crew members have gathered at a naval base in the coastal city of Mar Del Plata, where the submarine had been scheduled to arrive.
The missing vessel was even mentioned by Pope Francis during his Sunday noon service. The Argentine native offering his prayers for those on board.>>