The concern is growing. Gradually, we are moving to a critical stage, since the sixth day out of seven, if we are talking about one of three options, in which the vessel is under water and cannot rise to the surface and replenish oxygen reserves,Balba told reporters.
At the same time, he noted that the crew has "the potential to save oxygen."
We do not lose hope. Tomorrow weather conditions will be even better, and already today ships could patrol the search zone more effectively,added on.
Meanwhile, according to weather forecasts, the weather may soon deteriorate again.
San Juan diesel-electric submarines, carrying the crew member 44, stopped communicating on November 15. Active search began on the evening of November 16.