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The discovery comes a day after the Navy first confirmed the retrieval of fragments from the submarine, including items inside the vessel. They used an underwater submarine rescueconfirmation of the KRI Nanggala 402. They said more parts from the ship were also retrieved, including an anchor and safety suits worn by . There were parts of 402 – it was broken into three pieces,” said Navy Chief of Staff Yudo Margono.
They had also declared that it had sunk, effectively ending any chance of finding survivors.
The military shows a video of the sunk Indonesian Navy submarine KRI Nanggala during a press conference in Bali, Indonesia, on 25 April.recovered were a piece of the torpedo system and a bottle of grease used to lubricate periscopes. They also found a prayer mat commonly used in Indonesia, the .
Warships, planes, and hundreds of military personnel had led a frantic search for the submarine since it disappearedduring training exercises, hoping for a miracle rescue before its known oxygen reserves ran out.
But on Sunday, Indonesian military head Hadi Tjahjanto confirmed no chance of finding any crew alive.
“With deep sadness, I can say that all 53 personnel onboard have passed,” he told reporters.
Earlier Sunday, the relatives of First Lieutenant Muhammad Imam Adi, a 29-year-old father of a young son, clung to hope.
“My wish now is that my son and all the crew can be found,” his father, Edy Sujianto, said from his home on Java island.
“Mychildhood. That was his dream.”
President Joko Widodo described the missing sailors as Indonesia’s “best patriots”.
“All Indonesians convey their deep sadness over this incident, especially to the families of the submarine crew,” he said. Indonesian submarine during a press conference in Bali, Indonesia, on 25 April.” src=”https://sl.sbs.com.au/public/image/file/438f69b4-08fb-4989-8b70-102a5c1e856b” alt=”A military officer shows a safety escape suit believed to be from the Indonesian submarine during ain Bali, Indonesia, on 25 April.” width=”700″ height=”467″ />
Authorities have notexplanation for the accident but said that the submarine may have suffered a blackout and left its crew unable to resurface. However, they discounted an explosion, saying Saturday that the evidence suggested the sub came apart as it was crushed by water pressure at depths of more than 800 meters – pressure much higher than the German-built Nanggala was built to withstand.
“Submarine hulls are pressurized… but when they’re breached, then water would come flooding inside,” said Wisnu Wardhana, a maritime expert at Indonesia’s Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology.
“Can you imagine if water with that kind of pressure hits people?”
Retiredsteel shell could break “like a folding accordion” when it hits depths beyond its limits.
The submarine ‘was seaworthy.’
Authorities have warned that any salvage operation would be risky and difficult in the deep waters.
NNeighboringMalaysia ands the, India, and Australia, are was among the nations helping in the search.
Search vessels, reconnaissance aircraft, and submarine rescue ships had been deployed to scour a zone of about 34 square kilometers.
The submarine – one of five in Indonesia’s fleet – disappeared early Wednesday while it was scheduled to do live torpedo training exercises off Bali.
The crew asked for permission to dive. It lost contact shortly after.
Later, search teams spotted an oil spill where the vessel was thought to have submerged, pointing to possible fuel-tank damage and a catastrophic accident.
Authorities have said that the submarine – delivered to Indonesia in 1981 – was seaworthy.
More than a dozen international navies have used the model.
But investigators would look at theage as a potential factor, analysts have said.
The disaster was among several fatal submarine accidents over the past few decades.
Among the worst was the 2000 sinking of the Kursk, the pride of Russia’s Northern Fleet.
That submarine was on maneuvers in the Barents Sea when it sank, losing all 118 aboard. An inquiry found a torpedo had exploded, detonating all the others.