Monday, April 26, 2021

Indonesia finds missing submarine in pieces on seafloor, all 53 crew members killed

 All 53 crew aboard an Indonesian submarine that disappeared this week were killed, the military said on Sunday as it confirmed the vessel had been found in pieces on the seafloor.


Authorities said that they picked up signals early on Sunday from a location more than 800 metres deep - far below what the KRI Nanggala 402's steel hull was built to withstand.

They had used an underwater submarine rescue vehicle supplied by neighbouring Singapore to get visual confirmation of the stricken vessel.

"It was broken into three pieces," said Navy Chief of Staff Yudo Margono.

More parts from the doomed submarine were also retrieved, including an anchor and fluorescent orange safety suits for emergencies, authorities said.

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