Skip to comments.Indonesia navy declares lost sub sunk, all 53 aboard dead
Posted on 04/24/2021 5:15:11 AM PDT by mylife
Indonesia’s navy on Saturday declared its missing submarine had sunk and cracked open, killing 53 crew members aboard, after finding items from the vessel over the past two days.
Military chief Hadi Tjahjanto said the presence of an oil slick as well as debris near the site where the submarine’s last dive on Wednesday off the island of Bali were clear proof the KRI Nanggala 402 sank. Indonesia earlier considered the vessel to be only missing.
Navy Chief Yudo Margono told a press conference in Bali, “If it’s an explosion, it will be in pieces. The cracks happened gradually in some parts when it went down from 300 meters to 400 meters to 500 meters ... If there was an explosion, it would be heard by the sonar.”
The navy previously said it believes the submarine sank to a depth of 600-700 meters (2,000-2,300 feet), much deeper than its collapse depth of 200 meters (655 feet), at which point water pressure would be greater than the hull could withstand.
The cause of the disappearance was still uncertain. The navy had previously said an electrical failure could have left the submarine unable to execute emergency procedures to resurface.
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that sinking feeling...
RIP. 🙏 for their families offered.
Captain: “Did you close and lock the door?”
First Officer: “Ah. . .no. I thought you did.”
Captain: “Oops. . .”
A 40 year old diesel powered German built submarine. Hmmm.
retro fitted in some iffy places.
Sunk in 600-700 meters of water with a 200 meter crush depth. The math isn’t that hard. A rescue mission went out the door the minute they lost contact. I give FULL respect to anyone who serves (or served) aboard a sub. Takes huge brass ones to do that when on long patrols, knowing one problem could doom everything.
I think it had been rebuilt more recently, I believe by the South Koreans.
I’ll bet China is behind the sinking of that sub.
What in the world does Indonesia need with a submarine?
Submariners are a different breed. You wont ever hear one of
them say “ i hope that gets fixed”..theres little room for pessimism onboard, except during a card game or ships raffle. RIP brothers.
I wonder with all the recent volcanic activity if they hit a new underwater mountain..
I think thats what happened to us near guam, those charts are very clear
Very sad to hear this happened. MY heart goes out to them.
I read the article on Foxnews. One of the comments from screen name dEMSrDIRTY:
“Biden has issued a statement today...”We mourn the loss of the Beatles, and their yellow submarine. Paul was my favorite”
“ What in the world does Indonesia need with a submarine?”
That’s an excellent question.
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