The ARA San Juan, in harbor, after a modernization in 2014. Photo: Argentinas Navy / Navy Gazette.
09/10/2019 | Orlando, FL
Infodefensa.com has had access to the Bruce Rule's final report about ARA San Juan. On August 4th, Rule, the retired lead acoustic analyst at the US Office of Naval Intelligence for four decades, author of major assessments on the losses of the USS Thresher and USS Scorpion who testified before a US Navy Court of Inquiry regarding the loss of the Thresher, presented his final assessment on the loss of the Argentinian submarine ARA San Juan.
The report states that all assessments are based on known information and logical conclusions derived from the analysis of that information. It also discards any attempts to arrive at conclusions or add conjectures that have no scientific basis or supporting data. In this regard, the unsupported conjecture that the crew fought a fire for hours without releasing an emergency signal buoy is rejected. This assessment also mentions that it is not useful to conjecture about the possible outcome...
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