Skip to comments.Indonesian navy searching for missing submarine with 53 on board; oil spill found near dive position
Posted on 04/21/2021 6:29:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Indonesia's navy is searching for a submarine that has gone missing with 53 people on board, the country's military chief Hadi Tjahjanto said on Wednesday (Apr 21).
An oil spill was found near the dive position at 7am, Western Indonesian time (8am, Singapore time) and two navy vessels with sonar capability have been deployed to assist in the search, said Indonesia's Ministry of Defence.
The submarine, KRI Nanggala 402, was taking part in a torpedo drill in north Bali waters but failed to relay results of the exercise as expected, said spokesman First Admiral Julius Widjojono.
"We are still searching in the waters of Bali, 96km from Bali, (for) 53 people," Tjahjanto said.
He added that contact with the vessel was lost at 4.30am on Wednesday.
A total of 49 crew members, one ship commander and three weapons specialists were on board the submarine, said the ministry.
Several countries have responded and are "ready to provide assistance", including Singapore, Australia and India, it added.
OIL SPILL FOUND THROUGH AERIAL SURVEILLANCE
The submarine had asked for permission to dive at 3am.
"After being granted a dive permit according to the procedure, the vessel lost contact and could not be contacted," said the ministry. "A search was conducted by other ships involved in the exercise Task Force."
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Prayers for the crew.
Damn. Not a good way to go. Prayers for these seamen.
One of Our Submarines Is Missing
Comedians have the jokes the very same day the tragedy occurs.
They dont tell them that day, not for awhile, but they gots the jokes.
- Steve Harvey, discussing comedy with Jerry Seinfeld
For some reason I was expecting that to be an episode of Hogan’s Heroes.
I thought this would be the scene from near the end of THe Hunt for Red October.
They were probably praying but no one likely hears Muslim Cult prayers.
Would finding the direction to Mecca be difficult under water?
I shudder to think what their last hours were like.
This never ends well.
God, have mercy on them.
Indonesia has a navy? Who knew?
Wondering something similar
...don’t mean to be sanctimonious, but maritime accidents and loss of life at sea is always serious business regardless of nationality...it’s code.
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