Earlier on in the day, Argentinian media has reported that Russia was preparing to send one of the world’s largest cargo planes and a special bathyscaph to search for a missing Argentinian sub in the South Atlantic.
The aircraft described by the Todo Noticias news channel appears to be an Antonov An-124 Ruslan, which can carry up to 150 tonnes of cargo and special equipment.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called his Argentinian counterpart Mauricio Macri on Wednesday to offer him assistance of a Russian high-tech oceanographic vessel. The Argentinian leader had thanked Russia for help.
Russia has become the thirteenth country to join the operation to rescue the missing ARA San Juan submarine.
Meanwhile, families and friends of the sailors have gathered in Mar del Plata to wait for the news about the fate of ARA San Juan, after it disappeared off the radar more than a week ago. The missing vessel had reportedly enough oxygen to last for six days.