According to the military chief, a scan has located the missing Indonesian submarine around 850meters (2,789 feet) below the sea.
The recovery of items came as the onboard 53 crew members’ oxygen supply was due to have run out.
Rescue teams were frantically searching for the KRI Nanggala 402, which disappeared during a training exercise on Wednesday. The event happened in waters north of the Island of Bali. The team has recovered ruins of the vessel, indicating that it has sunk.
The discovery came as the onboard 53 crew members’ oxygen supply was due to have run out.
Items found from the water hold a grease bottle assumed to be used to oil the prayer mats and periscope.
Yudo Margono, the navy chief, said with the authentic evidence found believed to be from the missing submarine. Also that they have now moved from phase ‘sub miss’ to ‘sub sunk.’
On Wednesday, the 43-yer-old vessel was conducting a torpedo drill. But it failed to relay the outcomes supposed and had been missing ever since.
The families of the crew missing were hoping that the massive search effort would find it before time runs out.
The sister of the 49-year old crewman, Wisnu Subiyantoro, Ratih Wardhani, said that the family is in good condition. Also, that is continually praying for the crew onboard to return safely and before time.
Moreover, he added that she and the family are hopeful about retaining the Nanggala with all other crewmen.
The wife of 39-year-old Guntur Ari Prasetyo, Breda Asmara, said he said to pray for them when they last spoke. She further added that she hopes that they will be found alive.
Statement from Indonesian Navy
Indonesia’s navy said it was examining whether the vessel lost during the dive. Or it could not carry out emergency methods as it was sinking.
An aerial search had previously spotted an oil spill near the sub’s last location.
The Bali Sea can reach depths of around 4,921 feet (1,500 meters).
Joko Widodo, the current Indonesian president, had asked his citizens to pray for the crew members and vessel’s safe return.
The KRI Nanggala 402 submarine had joined the Indonesian navy fleet in 1981. Moreover, according to the Indonesian military, it underwent a refit in South Korea and completed it in 2012.
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