Skip to comments.Indonesia's sunken submarine may have been hit by a powerful force known as an internal wave
Posted on 05/01/2021 12:15:16 PM PDT by RomanSoldier19
As an Indonesian navy submarine crewed by 53 men glided below the surface of the Bali Sea during a routine training exercise, it may have been hit by an invisible but powerful force that dragged them to the deep.
Indonesian navy officials suspect an internal solitary wave, known to occur in the seas around Bali, may have caused the sinking of KRI Nanggala 402, and the loss of its 53 crew.
The vessel sank to a depth of 838 metres, far beyond the reach of rescuers.
As the personal effects of crew members floated up and the oxygen supply on board slowly dwindled, officials said there was no chance anyone survived.
The question remained: What went wrong?
Many theories have been put forward but authorities now say there is evidence an underwater wave — that can exert an intense vertical pull below the sea surface — occurred in the Bali Sea around the very time the submarine disappeared last Wednesday morning.
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In all the modes of travel I’ve been on , plane , train or ship, the smoothest by far was traveling at depth in a submarine. You had no more feeling of motion than we have of the Earth spinning or going around the sun.
That’s the ticket
Yea Thats the ticket !
Ha Ha when SNL was good
May they rest in peace.
Wrench in the torpedo tube.
Happens every now and then.
See Soveit Union for details. Contact Yuri at the embassy in DC. He will tell you...
angles and dangles is a hoot
Black hole-more convincing
otto... otto fuel
One would think that a country operating subs in local waters that included known phenomena that generate currents that push a vessel to lower depths would train it’s crews to detect and avoid such situations - especially if such phenomena occur routinely every couple of weeks.
They were doing a torpedo drill. Start with that. Then I would expect maybe an internal fire due to the batteries. While interesting, this wave action seems pretty unlikely.
a runaway torpedo is bad jujuj
We had some blow valves that failed to open. As a result you had a big bubble of air on one side only. This tilted the sub way beyond anything normal. Of course I didn't know this at the time . I just knew I was not going to let that damn sub kill me and ran back to the engine room to do whatever I could do.
Does the Indonesian military really need to be fooling around off Bali in a submarine?
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