Hours before the wreckage was positively identified, the Argentine navy tweeted an image of a point of interest on the seabed, suggesting that a 60-meter-long object might be the missing vessel. Naval officials said global organizations helping to search for the missing vessel a year ago detected a noise that could have been the submarine imploding.
Jorge Villarreal, father of a crew member on the submarine, Fernando Villarreal, told the Todo Noticias news channel, "The important thing is that it was found".
"I'd say no, we don't have the means".
And authorities disclosed that just before the sub went missing, the captain reported that water had entered the engines' snorkel and short-circuited one of the sub's batteries, although he said the issue had been contained, according to the AP.
Family members at the navy headquarters were shown three images of the remains of the San Juan's "sail", or tower, and bow sections.
Relatives of crew members on board the ARA San Juan submarine wait outside the navy base in Mar del Plata. And almost 10 days later, the navy confirmed there had been an explosion on board, which experts said was likely linked to the battery problem.
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It disappeared off Argentina's coast previous year in the middle of its journey from Ushuaia to its homes base, Mar del Plata. They are going to show us the photos.
But officials confirmed today hat a remote-operated submersible from the American ship Ocean Infinity, which was hired for the latest search effort, has found the submarine.
"All the ships (at the beginning of the search in 2017) concentrated on this area since there was nearly no doubt about the submarine's route because of its last contact with those onshore and because of the place an explosion was reported", Aguad said.
Naval bases and other buildings were raided by police last January as part of the probe, soon after the government had sacked the head of the navy. The investigation found Navy officials allowed the submarine to go on an extended mission despite the mechanical problems.
Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told reporters a year ago that water had entered the submarine's snorkel, which can be used to take in air from above the surface when the submarine is submerged.
Argentina has one of the lowest per capita military budgets in the region, and some family members of the missing crew have blamed the government for underfunding the Navy, Reuters wrote.