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Indonesia |  Submarine found, 53 crew members die

Indonesia | Submarine found, 53 crew members die

(Bali) The Indonesian Navy announced, on Sunday, that it had found the submarine that sank off the island of Bali, and confirmed the death of all 53 crew members.

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Navy Chief of Staff Yudo Margono said the submarine, which has split into three parts and which has not been heard since Wednesday, was seen on the sea floor off the same island in central Indonesia.

Indonesian Navy image, Indonesian Navy via AP

part of 402- OMEGA – 200mg / 100ml MG

The Indonesian army chief, Hadi Tjanganto, confirmed to reporters that the crew “are all dead.”

Authorities said they received signals early Sunday morning from the submarine site, at a depth of more than 800 meters, making the search particularly difficult. An emergency submersible supplied by Singapore was used for visual confirmation.

New items from 402- OMEGA – 200mg / 100ml MG Found Sunday, including the crew’s anchor and safety suits.

PHOTO FIRDIA LISNAWATI, press assistance

A submarine life jacket was found during the search.

On Saturday, the navy found fragments of the submarine and several items, but its location could not be confirmed. She had declared that he had “drowned,” which is a way of saying that she had no hope of finding any survivors.

International aid

The 402- OMEGA – 200mg / 100ml MG, A 40-year-old German submarine, requested diving permission for military maneuvers, including a torpedo launch, before disappearing north of Bali.

Hundreds of soldiers, planes and warships were mobilized to locate it, hoping for a miracle before the oxygen supply ran out, which was to be held on Saturday morning.

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Neighboring countries Malaysia, the United States, India and Australia provided assistance in the research, which focused on an area of ​​about 30 square kilometers.

Even before the submarine was spotted, Indonesian President Joko Widodo offered his condolences to the families of his crew on Sunday.

Photo by Johnny Creswanto, Agence France-Presse

A man places a flower in front of a placard in memory of 53 crew members 402- OMEGA – 200mg / 100ml MG Who perished when the submarine sank off Bali on April 25 in Surabaya.

He said, “They were the best sons of the nation, and the best of patriots who protected the nation’s sovereignty.”

My son wanted to be in the army since he was young. It was his dream, ”explained to Jawa Eddy Sugianto, father of First Lieutenant Muhammad Imam Uday, 29 and father of a young child, while he still hoped to see him again.

“Like a folding accordion”

According to the Indonesian Navy, the submarine, which was delivered to Indonesia in 1981, was in good service condition despite its age.

This model is used by ten naval fleets around the world.

The authorities did not provide an official explanation for the crash, but indicated that the submarine may have suffered from a blackout, preventing the crew from reappearing.

They ruled out the hypothesis of an explosion, but said on Saturday that clues indicated that the building had collapsed because it was shattered by water pressure at a depth of more than 800 meters, and was not designed for resistance.

“The bodies of submarines are compressed … but when they are punctured, they enter the water,” said Wisnu Wardhana, a marine expert at the Indonesian Institute of Technology, Siboluh November. Can you imagine that people are exposed to water under this pressure? “.

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Retired French Vice Admiral Jean-Louis Fichotte told AFP that the steel hull of the submarine could break “like a collapsible accordion” if it reached depths that far exceeded its limits.

This type of submarine is designed to withstand pressure up to 300 or 400 meters.

Several submarines have had fatal accidents in recent years.

In 2000, the submarine powered by nuclear power KurskThe main ship of the Russian Northern Fleet sank during maneuvers in the Barents Sea (northwestern Russia), killing 118 of its crew.

In 2017, the Argentine submarine San Juan, With 44 sailors on board, disappeared 400 km off the coast.