Indonesia gave this Sunday Killed 53 crew members Part of the submarine that disappeared in the waters of northern Bali after the submarine was found to be divided into three parts The depth exceeds 800 meters.
“It is a pity that as the head of the Indonesian armed forces […], The soldiers fell while performing the mission North of Bali. On behalf of all soldiers and the armed forces, I express my deepest condolences to the families of the dead. May God grant them peace,” the head of the army, Hadi Jayanuto, said at a news conference.
Yudo Margano, the head of the navy, said that the submarine KRI Rigel came from Singapore and provided assistance for the search. The KRI-Nanggala-402 was divided into three parts with a depth of about 838 meters and emphasized The accident was not caused by human error.
As Margano explained, he showed some videos of submarines at the press conference, The front and back of the submersible fall off The central part is still intact, but some cracks can be observed.
Rescue Team They haven’t found the body yet Once restored, the crew will not be transferred to Surabaya, Java.
Although it has been located, it is located at a depth greater than the depth that the Indonesian navy can reach with its equipment Hindered the recovery of the ship Sinking, the bodies of the victims can sink inside.
The authorities who announced the sinking of the submarine last Saturday but still hope to find an active crew member suspect Start to rupture between 400 and 500 meters Below the surface because it is not designed to fall further.
Hundreds of people on board Indonesian navy ships and helicopters Keep combing the area In recent days, with the help of sonar systems and other equipment, the waters of northern Bali have lost contact with the submarine KRI Nanggala-402. Made in Germany in 1978, In military exercises.
In addition to Singapore, Australia, India and the United States also participated in the search and equipped with special equipment to help identify the submarine.
Take the United States as an example, the merger of searches Boeing P-8 Poseidon It is the US Navy designed for anti-submarine warfare missions and intercepting ships, but the Indonesian authorities have not yet confirmed its arrival.
According to the information provided by the Indonesian Army, the submarine Wednesday 3:46 local time (Tuesday at 20:46 GMT), about 15 minutes later, the No. 8 torpedo tube was loaded.
The last communication with the crew occurred before 4:25 local time (21:25 GMT Tuesday) Authorized to launch torpedo, connection lost With the boat.
Although it was initially believed that the power outage caused communication with the submarine to be interrupted, military officials clarified this Sunday: No electrical failure occurred.
Indonesia currently has one Fleet of four submarines One of them is a product made in Germany-excluding the sunken product (which was acquired in 1981), and three are made in Korea.
The disappearance of the submarine also caused other tragedies. For example, the Argentine Navy submarine ARA San Juan, with 44 crew members, disappeared in 2017 and was discovered a year later, and the ship’s serious accident. Nuclear Russo Kursk.