Attempts will continue to find the wreck of the San Juan, which had a seven-day supply of air when it reported its last position on November 15.
There is now no hope for families.
Argentina has given up on rescuing 44 crew members on a submarine that disappeared over two weeks ago in the South Atlantic, although the search for the wreck will continue with international help.
The San Juan had a seven-day supply of air when it reported its last position on Nov. 15.
“More than double the number of days have passed where it would have been possible to rescue the crew,” Argentine navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told reporters on Thursday, confirming that a new phase in the operation would now begin.