There is a struggle against time in Indonesian waters. We are looking for a submarine KRI Nanggala 402, which has not yet reached the base torpedo exercises. The local navy is concerned that the ship is 700 meters deep – 200 meters deeper than it is. There will be enough oxygen for the crew until Saturday. “Pray for them to survive,” says Julius Wedjujono, spokesman for the Indonesian fleet.
The Indonesian fleet lost contact with the KRI Nanggala-402 submarine the previous night, Polish time. The ship previously participated in torpedo exercises between Bali and Java, and then disappeared. There are 53 sailors on board.
The last message to come from the ship was this one He requested permission to dive in an area whose bottom is 700 meters below sea level.
At this point, an oil stain is detected on the surface of the water. According to the Navy, a stain might indicate this There was a malfunction on board Or he is Signal made by the crewSo you can locate the ship.
Fleet spokesman Julius Wedgujono told CNN that the leadership had assumed the ship’s crew was alive, despite the fact that the circumstances of their disappearance indicated a tragedy.
The ship has been adapted to a draft of up to 500 meters, and there is a fear that it has gone deeper.
There is enough oxygen for the crew to survive until Saturday As long as the ship withstands pressure at a depth of 700 meters. “Pray for them to be alive,” added Wedjjono.
The Associated Press announced that rescue units are scheduled to arrive from Singapore and Malaysia on Saturday. And the Indonesian military said Australia, the United States, Germany, France, Russia, India and Turkey also offered to help.
Reuters reported that the KRI Nanggala-402 was built in Germany in 1977, and renovated in South Korea in 2012.
On November 15, 2017, the ARA San Juan submarine with a crew of 44 from the Argentine Navy disappeared and, as it turned out later, also sank.
Just a year later, it was located in the underwater South Atlantic near the Valdes Peninsula in Argentine Patagonia.