Argentina: Wrecks

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of Heidi Allen Heidi Allen Conservative, South Cambridgeshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Royal Navy will assist in the recovery and repatriation of Argentinian sailors from the submarine San Juan.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Since the San Juan was located, the Ministry of Defence has not been appraoched by Argentina to assist in the recovery or repatriarion of the submarine's crew. If our assistance were to be requested, the UK does not currently have the capability to recover a vessel at the reported depth of the San Juan without contractor support.

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