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The head of the Argentinian navy has now been fired apparently over the cack handed way the whole matter has been handled so far.
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The head of the Argentine navy has been sacked following the loss of a submarine and its crew in the South Atlantic last month.
The defence minister placed Adm Marcelo Srur in retirement on Friday night, it has emerged.
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This story says water entered the snorkel, taking out one of the batteries. But, would that have been enough to cause the hull to implode?

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world...uit/ar-BBFQkrp
Could. Sea water reacts violently with batteries, and also creates a lot of deadly chlorine gas. There are rarely any "minor" accidents inside submerged vessels.

Snorkel must have malfunctions - supposed to be a stop valve to prevent sea water from entering it.
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Could. Sea water reacts violently with batteries, and also creates a lot of deadly chlorine gas. There are rarely any "minor" accidents inside submerged vessels.

Snorkel must have malfunctions - supposed to be a stop valve to prevent sea water from entering it.
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