The Minister of the Army, Florence Parly, has announced that the French submarine 'La Minerve', disappeared in 1968 with 52 crew on board, he was found in front of beaches of Tolón, in the southeast of France, this Monday.
«We just found 'La Minerve'. It is a success, a relief. My thoughts are with the families, who have been waiting for this moment for so long, "Parly wrote on Twitter.
The submarine was located by the American ship 'Seabed Constructor' 45 kilometers from the city of Tolón and 2.370 meters of depth. This ship, belonging to the company Ocean Infinity, found in 2018 the Argentine submarine 'San Juan', disappeared a year earlier in the Atlantic with 44 crew on board.
'La Minerve' disappeared on January 27, 1968 Towards 08:00 hours, when he performed maneuvers off the coast of Tolón. Although the authorities launched a rescue operation after hearing the news of the disappearance, whose cause remains unknown, it was not possible to locate the military submarine, which has been found 51 years later.
On the 50th anniversary of his disappearance, the relatives of the disappeared requested the resumption of the search, with the hope that the «Technical advances modern »help to locate the boat.