US Navy’s CURV-21 and Russian Yantar Vessel Join ARA San Juan Search

first_imgU.S. Navy has directed Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) to deploy the cable operated unmanned recovery vehicle (CURV) 21 to join the search efforts for the missing Argentine submarine ARA San Juan.The search effort, which began on November 15, when the submarine went missing, recently shifted focus to undersea assets capable of deep seafloor searches.The CURV-21 arrived in Argentina in an Air Force C-5 on Friday, December 01, 2017.CURV-21 is a 6,400-pound remotely operated vehicle (ROV) equipped with continuous transmission frequency modulation (CTFM) sonar for target detection and a high-resolution digital still camera, black and white, and color television camera.In addition to CURV-21, Russian oceanographic research ship Yantar will join the search along with the U.S. Atlantis research vessel. The vessels are equipped with deep submergence vehicles that allow them to examine undersea areas nearly 6,000 meters deep.last_img read more

‘Shabu,’ firearm seized in Toboso

first_imgFive sachets of suspected shabu valued at around P2,500 were seized from 46-year-old Danny Arcesio and 44-year-old Jesus Genon, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – Two persons were arrested in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Bug-ang, Toboso, Negros Occidental. The suspects were detained in the lockup facility of the Toboso municipal police station, facing charges./PN When frisked, they yielded a .38-caliber revolver with three live bullets. Arcesio and Genon – all residents of Barangay Dian-ay, Escalante City – were nabbed after they sold suspected illegal drugs to an undercover cop for P500 around 3:10 a.m. on June 21, it added.last_img read more