The oxygen supply on the missing submarine KRI Nanggala-402 near the Indonesian island of Bali ran out Friday at about 3:00 local time. This was reported by the news portal Detik, citing the Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy, Admiral Yudo Margono.
It is noted that rescuers were only able to register at a depth of 50-100 meters electromagnetic radiation, the source of which may be the missing submarine.
The head of the press service of the Armed Forces of the Republic, Major General Ahmad Riad explained that “one of the vessels equipped with special equipment will arrive in the area of search in the near future and will be able to identify the source of the radiation.
According to preliminary estimates, the submarine, which went missing on Wednesday, is probably about 90 kilometers off the northern coast of Bali Island.
The submarine was conducting practice torpedo launches near Bali Island on April 21, but did not report the results of the exercise and stopped communicating. There are 53 people aboard.
Two Navy ships with sonar sensors were sent to the area where the submarine had disappeared. An oil slick was discovered not far from where the submarine was before it disappeared.