Indonesian Navy discovers sunken submarine shattered and declares all 53 crew members dead

Indonesian Navy officials say submarine on Sunday Got missing last week A “crack” was discovered after declaring that all 53 crew members had died on the seabed near Bali. Al Jazeera..

What they are saying: “There was a part of KRI Nanggala-402-it was split into three parts,” Navy Chief of Staff Yud Margono told reporters. “The hull, stern and main parts of the ship were all separated and the main parts were found to be cracked.”

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  • Indonesian police have sent teams to the naval bases of Bali and the town of Banyuwangi in Java to “help identify the victims once their bodies have been recovered” for search and restoration efforts. Reuters note..

Caution: The rescue team first found several items from the 44-year-old KRI Nanggala-402 submarine on Saturday, including Muslim prayer rugs and grease bottles to lubricate the periscope. New York Times..

What they are saying: Margono added that the submarine did not explode, but suggests that it may have been cracked due to the pressure of being in the deep sea.

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with details of the vessels found and the crew’s death sentence.

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