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A search for 53 people is underway after a submarine suddenly disappeared off the coast of Bali, the Indonesian Navy has confirmed.

The submarine failed to report back with results of a training exercise while in waters in North Bali on Wednesday.

Navy spokesman First Admiral Julius Widjojono said it had been taking part in a torpedo drill, but failed to relay results from the exercise as expected.

The KRI Nanggala 402 submarine was built in Germany in 1981, and the 60m vessel has a cruising speed of 21.5 knots.

https://www.ladbible.com/news/news-navy-submarine-in-indonesia-suddenly-disappears-sparking-search-20210421

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/indonesian-navy-checking-submarine-after-failure-report-back-exercise-2021-04-21/

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Hammerclaw

Gray Lady Down.

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third_eye

Just thankful it's not broken arrow... 

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Hammerclaw
1 hour ago, third_eye said:

Just thankful it's not broken arrow... 

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Which one; the Elliot Arnold version or the Mel Gibson version?

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Eldorado

Sailors on board missing submarine only have two more days of oxygen left

Sky news report

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1 hour ago, Eldorado said:

Sailors on board missing submarine only have two more days of oxygen left

Sky news report

If it went down, it went down way past crush depth, unless it made it back to littoral waters near shore, which is not indicated. 

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Myles

Very sad.  It doesn't look good for any of the crew.  

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Jon the frog

Maybe they will find it in time, but getting to the crew in time is another thing... not sure what's better between dying fast or having survived the mishap and dying slowly in a steel coffin.

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Eldorado

“The submarine’s oxygen reserve capacity in a blackout is 72 hours,” Indonesian Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Yudo Margono told reporters. “There’s time until Saturday around 3am. Let’s hope we can find them before then.”

However, defense analysts have said that the vessel could have broken into pieces if it sank to a depth as far down as 700m.

Tapei Times

An oil spill where the submarine was thought to have submerged early on Wednesday pointed to possible damage to its fuel tank, and fanned fears of a deadly disaster.

 

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Eldorado

Indonesian rescue teams are fearing the worst as oxygen supplies on a missing Indonesian naval submarine are thought to have run out.

There are fears the vessel carrying 53 crew may already have sunk to a depth where it might have been crushed.

The KRI Nanggala 402 disappeared on Wednesday during exercises off the coast of Bali, sparking a frantic search to locate the stricken vessel.

Australia, India, Malaysia and Singapore have so far sent assistance.

And a US Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft landed in Bali early on Saturday morning.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-56851487

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Still Waters

Missing submarine ‘likely sunk,’ says Indonesia navy after items found

Indonesia’s navy has recovered items from a missing submarine, suggesting the vessel it said was crewed by 53 people had sunk with no hope of finding survivors.

The items found by rescuers included parts of a torpedo straightener, a grease bottle believed to be used to oil the periscope and prayer rugs from the submarine, according to navy chief Yudo Margono.

“With the authentic evidence we found, believed to be from the submarine, we have now moved from the ‘sub miss’ phase to ‘sub sunk’,” Mr Margono told a press conference in Bali where the items were displayed.

The announcement came shortly after oxygen aboard the vessel known as KRI Nanggala 402 was believed to have run out.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/missing-submarine-likely-sunk-says-091228793.html

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Still Waters

Another update:

A scan has located the missing Indonesian navy submarine around 850m (2,789ft) beneath the sea, according to military chiefs

.https://news.sky.com/story/indonesia-hope-fades-in-search-for-missing-submarine-with-53-crew-members-onboard-12285294

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susieice

It was found split into 3 pieces. The reason for the sinking is not yet clear.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-56879933

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Myles

Must have been a horrific last moments for the crew.   

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9 hours ago, Myles said:

Must have been a horrific last moments for the crew.   

I'm sure it was horrific.  It would be like being on an airliner going down and KNOWING you were about to die, only it could have taken several minutes or more to reach crush depth.  At the moment the pressure hull collapsed, death would have been near instantaneous, or so they say.  IMO submariners are a very special kind of courageous.  I hope their families find peace.

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Still Waters

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Moving video shows crew of sunken Indonesian submarine singing farewell song

A poignant video has emerged showing the crew of a sunken Indonesian submarine singing together on board.

The video, filmed a few weeks ago, shows the sailors singing an Indonesian farewell tune called Sampai Jumpa, which means "see you later".

The group singalong was recorded as a farewell for the outgoing commander of the navy's submarine corps - and well before the sub's accident.

https://news.sky.com/story/moving-video-shows-crew-of-sunken-indonesian-submarine-singing-farewell-song-12288288

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