The ARA Santa Cruz, a 66-meter submarine in active service in the Argentine navy, got stranded on Tuesday afternoon while towing boats were pulling it into the access channels to the port of Dock Sud. The sub was being taken to a repair shop.
While 40 crew members were on board the submarine at the time of the incident, luckily no one was injured. Eventually a third boat had to be brought in to help the other two pull the submarine back into deep water. Infobae reports that two hours later, the ARA Santa Cruz became free. The hull was not damaged.
The submarine was later dragged into the Argentine Navy’s workshop Tandanor where it will be repaired so it can join Argentina’s two other submarines, the ARA Salta and the ARA San Juan.
(Featured photo via Infobae)