- The Indonesian marine submarine was found four days after its disappearance off the coast of Bali.
- This was stated by the army commander for the Southeast Asian country. Fifty-three people on the plane were killed, according to Air Marshal Hadi Tjiganto.
- In a media conference, the armed forces published photos of the sunken “KRI Nanggala 402”.
- The submarine sailed at Surabaya, Java, and took part in a torpedo attack exercise. The wireless connection was cut off on Wednesday morning about 95 km north of Bali.
The wreck of the lost submarine since Wednesday was found by a diving robot (ROV) at a depth of more than 800 meters near Bali. The military leadership of the Southeast Asian country announced that “KRI Nanggala 402” has been split into three parts.
With this authentic evidence, we can confirm that the KRI Nanggala 402 sank and that all 53 sailors on board died in the line of duty.
“We have recordings that we identified as part of KRI Nanggala 402,” the country’s army chief, Air Marshal Hadi Tjiganto, told a news conference. Submarine parts such as anchors, safety suits and rudders have been discovered near the main wreck. All 53 on board the ship died while on duty in the water
Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Yudo Margono added that the disaster was not caused by human error.
Crew rescue was previously abandoned
Just hours before announcing the submarine discovery, the government officially abandoned the rescue of the 53-man crew.
President Joko Widodo said Sunday morning that “the army and navy have changed the status of the KRI Nanggala 402 KRI submarine from” lost contact “to” drowned “or” drowned. ” He expressed his condolences to the crew.
Finding things dwarfed hope
The 60-meter submarine lost contact with the fleet during a training Wednesday morning. At that time it was about 95 km north of Bali.
On Saturday, the Navy reported finding items, including a bottle of lubricant for binoculars and a torpedo box. Ships and aircraft from different countries participated in the search for the wreckage.
A boat made in Germany
The “KRI Nanggala 402” was built in 1977 by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft in Kiel and has been part of Indonesia’s fleet since 1981. In 2012, a two-year overhaul was completed in a South Korean shipyard.