APRIL 24 THE INDONESIAN NAVY WITH 53 PEOPLE ON BOARD THE “NANGARA” SUBMARINE LOST CONNECTION DURING THE EXERCISE.
According to U.S. media reported on the 24th, the submarine’s oxygen is estimated to have run out, there are no signs of life from the crew.
The Associated Press reported that 24, indonesia’s search for the submarine is still ongoing, but the oxygen inside the boat is estimated to have been exhausted for several hours, the submarine may sink too deep to be rescued in time.
At present, search and rescue personnel have not found signs of life from the people on board the boat.
A U.S. P-8 Posei winter reconnaissance aircraft arrived in Indonesia early on the 24th, will be with 20 Indonesian ships, as well as neighboring countries to search for traces of submarines.
“Whatever the outcome, we will continue to search until we find the submarine, ” said Indonesian military spokesman Humbo. He said the Singapore rescue ship will join later on the 24th, the Malasia rescue ship will arrive on the 25th.
Earlier, the Indonesian navy said it had found objects from the suspected submarine at depths of 50 to 100 meters in the search area, but Wimbo said it was still not possible to identify them and that “the object was floating in the water, possibly moving.” Indonesia’s navy says the submarine may have sunk to an area between 600 and 700 meters deep, well above the 200-meter depth it can withstand, and the hull will not be able to withstand the huge water pressure.
The Navy also said the submarine may have an electronic failure that prevented it from performing emergency operations.