The wreckage of the Indonesian Navy submarine KRI Nanggala 402, the crew of which stopped communicating earlier this week, was found in the waters off the coast of Bali. The Daily Star reported this on Saturday, April 24.
A bottom scan determined that the large object was 850 meters deep, and oil slicks were found within 10 miles of where the submarine lost contact.
Indonesian Navy Commander Yudo Margono confirmed the discovery of the submarine wreckage. Among them were a tank of lubricating fluid and a torpedo protection device, Air Marshal Hadi Thiajanto added.
“The objects found near the last location of the submarine are considered parts of the submarine. They would never have separated from the submarine if there was no pressure,” he noted.
It is known that the oxygen supply on the submarine ran out on Friday at about 3:00 local time.
Earlier two Australian warships – the frigate “Anzac” HMAS Ballart and the replenishment ship HMAS Sirius joined the search for the submarine.
An oil slick was discovered not far from where the submarine was before it disappeared.
Diesel fuel drips on the ocean surface suggest that the boat’s fuel tanks may have leaked, suggesting that both the lightweight and rugged hull of the submarine had been destroyed by excess water pressure.
The Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala 402 stopped communicating on April 21. The vessel, which has 53 people aboard, was conducting torpedo practice launches. The craft disappeared about 60 miles north of Bali.