"During the first calls of the commander of the unit reported faulty, short circuit and start a fire — with smoke, but without fire," — said the representative of the Navy of Argentina Enrique Balbi.

He added that the crew then gave information in writing to "avoid misrepresentation".

Thus, according to Balbi, submarine crew asked to change course to "reduce the number of days at sea".

Earlier it was reported that the explosion in the area of the disappearance of the submarine "San Juan" was stronger than 100 kg in a trotyl equivalent.

The submarine "San Juan", on Board of which there were 44 people ceased to go on air on November 15.