Reuters reported, citing Indonesia’s military chief that the country has appealed to Singapore and Australia to help find a missing submarine and its crew.
Communication has been lost with an Indonesian navy submarine near Bali, Reuters reported on Wednesday, quoting the country’s military chief.
The German-made submarine, KRI Nanggala-402, was conducting a torpedo drill in waters north of the island of Bali on Wednesday but failed to transmit the results as expected, a navy spokesman said, as cited by the agency.
Fifty-three people are said to be on board the missing submarine, which may be at a depth of 700 metres, media reports say.
🇮🇩Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala missing after participating in torpedo drills in Bali Sea.
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According to the Daily Star, which cites the country’s military chief, the missing vessel is one of five submarines in the Indonesian Navy.