>> Hopes of a successful recovery of a missing Argentine Navy submarine waned Monday, when officials said satellite calls detected over the weekend did not come from the vessel. The ARA San Juan, surfaced to report an electrical problem last Wednesday, and was headed back to it's base before disappearing 268 miles off Argentina's coast, in the southern Atlantic with 44 crew members on board.
More than a dozen boats and aircrafts from countries, including the United States, Britain and Chile, have joined the search. Strong winds and more than 20 foot waves have impeded the efforts, with weather conditions expected to improve on Tuesday. Relatives of crew members have gathered at the Mar Del Plata base, where the vessel was expected to return, waiting for news.
The ARA San Juan was inaugurated in 1983, making it the newest of the three submarines in the Argentine Navy's fleet.