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Monday, Nov 20, 2017
HMS Protector has arrived in the search area around which international efforts to find and rescue an Argentine submarine reported missing in the South Atlantic Ocean are centred.

Following a request for assistance from the Argentine government, the Royal Navy ship immediately changed course from her planned tasking and sailed to join the multi-national efforts to find the missing submarine ARA San Juan.

The UK is also deploying the Royal Navy's specialist Submarine Parachute Assistance Group to assist with the search efforts, and the Falklands Islands patrol vessel HMS Clyde is returning from a patrol to South Georgia in order to assist with the search.

The Commanding Officer of HMS Protector, Captain Angus Essenhigh, said: "Having arrived on station early this morning we are now assisting with the search and rescue efforts and my team on board are trained and equipped to deal with this task. 

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