The Indonesian authorities declared the submarine of the Naval Forces (Navy) of the country KRI Nanggala 402, whose crew stopped communicating on April 21, sank. Reported on Saturday, April 24, BBC News.
It is noted that all 53 people are considered dead. Scanning detected the submarine at a depth of 850 m. This, according to the Indonesian Navy (Navy), significantly exceeds its stability limit.
Earlier that day, it became known that wreckage of KRI Nanggala 402 was found in the waters off the coast of Bali. According to RTE, a piece of a torpedo, a bottle of liquid used to lubricate the submarine’s periscope, and a prayer rug were found among the items.
Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala 402 stopped communicating on April 21. The ship, on board of which there were 53 people, conducted training torpedo launches. The submarine disappeared about 60 miles north of Bali. It was noted that the oxygen supply ran out, presumably on Friday, April 23, at 3:00 local time (23:00 Moscow time). Russia, the USA, France, Germany, India and Turkey offered assistance in her search.
On April 21, it was reported that an oil slick was found near the place of the disappearance of the submarine.
According to Gazeta.ru, such diesel fuel stains indicate that the boat’s fuel tanks may have leaked. This allows us to conclude that the destruction of both the light and durable hull of the submarine occurred.
As told in the Ministry of Defense of Indonesia, the submarine KRI Nanggala 402 was built in Germany in 1977. She entered service with the Indonesian Navy in 1981. In 2012, its two-year modernization was completed, which was carried out in South Korea.