Indonesian Navy submarine was found divided into three on the seabed


Video recorded from a submarine rescue vehicle of the Indonesian Navy submarine KRI Nanggala during a press conference in Bali, Indonesia on April 25, 2021.

Images from the underwater rescue vehicle showed the shattered debris of the submarine

Officials say the Indonesian Navy’s submarine, which sank off the coast of Bali on Wednesday, was found divided into three parts on the seabed.

It was confirmed that all 53 crew members of the ship were dead.

Navy officials said they received the signal early Sunday from a depth of more than 800 meters (2,600 feet) from the location of the submarine.

An underwater rescue vehicle rented from Singapore was sent to visually identify the wreckage.

KRI Nangara disappeared after asking for a dive permit during torpedo training. The reason for the subsidence is not yet clear.

At a press conference in Bali, Indonesia, on April 25, 2021, an escape suit believed to have come from the sunken Indonesian Navy's KRI Nanggala submarine was unveiled.

The escape suit is one of the items recovered from the sunken ship

Press conference in Bali, Indonesia, April 25, 2021

Military chief unveiled the latest image of the ship at a press conference in Bali

A statement on Sunday was issued the day after Indonesian troops confirmed that debris from submarines, including worship mats, had been found in the missing area.

Naval Commander Yud Margono said more items had been recovered from the submarine, including anchors and crew safety clothing.

“KRI Nanggala was divided into three parts, the hull, stern and main parts were all separated, and the main parts were found to be cracked,” he told reporters on Sunday.

KRI Nanggala 402 Graphic

KRI Nanggala 402 Graphic

Hadi Tjahjan, the head of the Indonesian army, confirmed that he had no chance to find a living crew member.

“It can be said that all 53 people on board were killed in deep sorrow,” he told reporters.

Experts have previously said that the depth at which the submarine was discovered far exceeded its viable limit and carried sufficient oxygen for only three days.

Family of crew missing at Koamada II Fleet Office in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia April 25, 2021

The family of the missing crew had the hope that they could survive.

President Joko Widodo described the crew as Indonesia’s “best patriots,” adding that “all Indonesians convey deep sorrow to the incident, especially to the families of the submarine crew.” It was.

The disappearance of KRI Nanggala has led to international search activities supported by the United States, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and India.

The German ship, which was more than 40 years old, was repaired in 2012.

The image shows a map of Indonesia and where the submarine went missing

The image shows a map of Indonesia and where the submarine went missing

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