KRI Nanggala-402 Submarine with 53 sailors missing in Indonesia

A submarine with 53 sailors is missing off the coast of Bali (Indonesia). Reuters reports about it citing the country’s Armed Forces Commander Hadi Chahyanto.

Submarine KRI Nanggala-402 of the Indonesian Navy, made in Germany, carried out exercises with torpedoes, but could not report the results. The sub is believed to have lost communication about 96 kilometers north of Bali.

Indonesia asked Singapore and Australia to help with the search.

On Nov. 15, 2017, the Argentine Navy submarine San Juan stopped communicating near San Jorge Bay, about 240 nautical miles offshore. The ship was crossing from Ushuaia to Mar del Plata. There were 44 crew members aboard the sub, which was built in 1985 at a German shipyard.

A year after it went missing, it was learned that there had been an explosion on board. The hull of the San Juan was severely deformed and destroyed from the inside, with debris scattered over an area of about 70 meters.

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