The Indonesian Navy announced on Sunday that it had found the submarine that sank off Bali and confirmed that the 53 crew members were all dead.
The submarine, broken into three parts and which had disappeared Wednesday, was found in the seabed off Bali, according to Navy Chief of Staff Yudo Margono. Indonesian Armed Forces Commander Hadi Tjahjanto confirmed to reporters that “the 53 crew members are all dead.”
A Singapore aircraft as reinforcement
Authorities said they received signals early Sunday morning from where the submarine is located more than 800 meters deep. A rescue submarine made available to the Indonesian Navy by Singapore was used for visual confirmation.
New items from the KRI Nanggala 402 were discovered on Sunday, including an anchor and safety suits worn by the crew.
Hundreds of people mobilized
On Saturday, the navy found fragments of the submarine and several objects from the building, but its location could not be confirmed. The KRI Nanggala 402, a 40-year-old German-built submersible, disappeared Wednesday during maneuvers north of the island of Bali.
Hundreds of soldiers, planes and warships were mobilized to locate him.