KRI Nanggala-402 lost contact with the Indonesian Navy while conducting a military exercise in northern Bali, after obtaining permission to dive, and has since stopped responding to the signals.
The Navy announced on Thursday evening (22) that it had detected a missile An unknown strong magnetic ‘object’, with a depth of 50 to 100 meters (See the video above).
Several sonar warships have been dispatched to the site, and several nations are assisting in the search operations.
It may be oxygen at the end
Rescuers ran out of time due to The crew’s oxygen reserves may run out at 3 pm on Friday (Saturday morning local time).
“We only have until tomorrow [sábado] “We are doing our best today,” said Indonesian Navy spokesman Ashmad Riaz at 3 am. Hopefully, we get some good news.
October 6, 2014 photo of Indonesian Navy submarine KRI Nanggala sailing in Tuban waters, East Java – Photo: Eric Ireng / AP
The Indonesian Navy is working on the premise of a blackoutThis caused the submarine to get out of control and prevented the launch of emergency measures.
“The oxygen reserves in the submarine during the blackout are up to 72 hours,” Yodo Marjono, Indonesian Chief of General Staff, told the press.
Since the submarine requested permission to dive at around 3:00 AM on a Wednesday (local time 4:00 PM in Brasilia), oxygen reserves may run out at 3:00 AM on a Saturday (4:00 PM Friday in Brazil).
A submarine missing in Indonesia – Photo: Editoria de Arte / G1
The submarine may have crashed
An oil layer was detected in northern Bali, As the submarine flooded, raising concerns that the KRI Nanggala-402 could be broken.
The military authorities initially announced that the submarine could have descended to a depth of 700 meters, which is much greater than the depth of the submarine for which it was designed (250 meters).
Analysts warn of the risk of the submarine crashing if it sank to this depth.
The aerial photo shows oil stains where the Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala-402 issued its last signal before disappearing with 53 people on board – Photo: Eric Ireng / AP
Antoine Busan, France’s deputy admiral, told AFP the submarines had a “safety factor”. “If it sinks to 700 meters, there is a good chance that it will break it.”
Frank Owen, director of the Australian Submarine Institute, was pessimistic about the chances of a rescue. “If the submarine is on the sea floor and the depth is great, there are a few ways to get the crew out of there.”
If there is significant damage to the ship, the reserve oxygen tanks may have been affected as well, says Colin Koh, a marine specialist and researcher at the S. Rajratnam School of International Studies in Singapore, “which will further reduce the oxygen level”.
Video: Search teams attempt to find the missing submarine in Indonesia
The KRI Nanggala-402 submarine weighs 1,395 tons and was built in Germany in 1977. It was incorporated into the Indonesian fleet in 1981 and underwent a two-year refurbishment process in South Korea that was completed in 2012.
Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world, and it consists of more than 17 thousand islands. Bali is an island and province in the country, between the islands of Java (to the west) and Lombok (to the east).