KRI Nanggala 402 Missing Submarine is discovered by Indonesia

image of KRI Nanggala 402 missing
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According to Indonesia’s military, the wreckage of an Indonesian KRI Nanggala 402 missing Submarine has been located. The KRI Nanggala 402 went missing early Wednesday morning during a training exercise near Bali.

The Indonesian navy said that it believed the ship had sunk and its crew of 53 were dead, an assessment later confirmed.

Officials previously said the KRI Nanggala 402’s oxygen supply would have run out early Saturday, three days after the vessel went missing off the resort island of Bali.

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The KRI Nanggala 402 missing objects found near the last location of the submarine are believed to be parts of the submarine. These objects would have never got out of the submarine unless there was pressure.

When submarine disapper:

The submarine disappeared on Wednesday during live torpedo training exercises off the Indonesian holiday island of Bali.

The navy has previously said an electrical failure could have prevented the vessel from resurfacing.

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Indonesia earlier considered the submarine that disappeared off Bali as just missing. But now officials declared the submarine sank.

Navy chief Yudo Margono said on Saturday that rescuers found several items:

  • including parts of a torpedo straightener
  • a grease bottle believed to be used to oil the periscope
  • prayer rugs from the submarine.

With the authentic evidence, we have now moved from the sub miss phase to sub sunk

Margono said.

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What happened to the KRI Nanggala 402?

KRI Nanggala (402), also known as Nanggala II, was one of two Cakra-class Type 209/1300 diesel-electric attack submarines of the Indonesian Navy. … On 21 April 2021, the submarine sank in the Bali Sea during a torpedo drill, killing all 53 personnel on board.

Has KRI Nanggala 402 been found?

Indonesian military leaders declare earlier this week that the wreckage of the missing submarine is found on the seafloor

Why did the Indonesian submarine disappear?

A senior Indonesian navy official suggested earlier this week that an “internal wave” may have pushed the KRI Nanggala 402 below its crush depth, causing the loss of the vessel and all aboard. He cited satellite images showing the presence of such a wave in the area at about the time the submarine disappeared.

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