Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison expressed deep sympathy for Indonesia after Indonesian authorities confirmed the loss of submarine KRI Nanggala and its 53 crew members.
In a post on Twitter on April 25, Morrison expressed deep sympathy for President Joko Widodo and “all friends in Indonesia” about the loss of the submarine.
“Remind me of the tragic ultimate sacrifice that people in our service make for their country. It was an honor to contribute to the search. Australia is by your side at the time of your loss.” Said Morrison.
We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the president. @jokowi & KRI All Indonesian friends regarding the loss of Nangala. Remind us of the tragic ultimate sacrifice that people in our service make for their country. It was an honor to contribute to the search. Australia is by your side at the time of your loss.
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) April 25, 2021
The Indonesian ship was found in three parts at the bottom of the Bali Sea. The resting place was hundreds of meters beyond the dive range. Indonesian officials said all crew members had died, including experienced submarine fleet commander Hendra Setiawan.
At the age of 44, the submarine upgraded in 2012 may have sunk to a depth of 600 to 800 meters due to torpedo training and diving permits.
Indonesian Armed Forces Secretary Hadi Tjahjan said at a press conference late Sunday night that a search device from Singapore had taken pictures of the wreckage.Take it out of the box and report “as if you were wearing it” Australian person..
“Therefore, very sadly, as a military commander, I declare that 53 crew members of Nanggala have died. The best soldiers died while performing missions in the waters of northern Bali. “Tjahjanto said. “On behalf of the entire military family, I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to the families of the soldiers who died in the war.”
According to the Indonesian military commander, all those on board will also receive posthumous military honor for their service.
The news of the undersea disaster comes after an Australian frigate equipped with a sonar system and a submarine hunting helicopter joins the United States, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and India in a search area in Indonesian waters on Friday.
BBC report President Joko Widodo called the Indonesian submarine crew “the best patriots” on April 26, “all Indonesians are expressing deep sorrow for the incident, especially to the submarine crew’s family.” Added.
AAP contributed to the article..