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Australia Australia offers to help Indonesia in its search for missing submarine

02:30  22 april  2021
02:30  22 april  2021 Source:   9news.com.au

Indonesia searching for missing submarine with 53 on board, call on Australia and Singapore for help

  Indonesia searching for missing submarine with 53 on board, call on Australia and Singapore for help Indonesia's navy is searching for a submarine that went missing early on Wednesday while conducting a torpedo drill north of Bali. They have called on Singapore and Australia for help.The German-made submarine, KRI Nanggala-402, was conducting a torpedo drill in waters north of the island of Bali but failed to relay the results as expected, a navy spokesman said.

Indonesian rescuers searching for the submarine found an oil spill near the site. Indonesian navy is now seeking help with search from Australia and Singapore. Indonesia has called on Australia and Singapore for help amid their search for a missing military submarine with 53 people on board. The German-made KRI Nanggala-402, was conducting a torpedo drill in waters about 96 kilometres north of the island of Bali on Wednesday, but failed to relay the results as expected, a navy spokesman said.

Indonesia 's navy is searching for a missing submarine with 53 people on board and is seeking help from Australia and Singapore in the hunt. Key points: Assistance in the search for the submarine and missing crew is being sought from Australia and Singapore, an official confirms. The 1,395-tonne KRI Nanggala-402 was built in Germany in 1978 and underwent a two-year refit in South Korea. Indonesia in the past operated a fleet of 12 submarines purchased from the Soviet Union to patrol the waters of its sprawling archipelago.

Australia has offered to help Indonesia in its search for a missing submarine in "any way" possible after the vessel disappeared with 53 people on board.

a large ship in a body of water © AP

The Indonesian navy is searching for the submarine after it went missing north of Bali yesterday.

Military chief Hadi Tjahjanto said the KRI Nanggala 402 was participating in a training exercise when it missed a scheduled reporting call.

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a couple of people that are standing in the kitchen: Members of National Search and Rescue Agency prepare for a search mission for The Indonesian Navy submarine KRI Nanggala. © AP Members of National Search and Rescue Agency prepare for a search mission for The Indonesian Navy submarine KRI Nanggala. a man riding a wave on top of a body of water: Indonesian Navy submarine KRI Nanggala sails in the waters off Tuban, East Java in 2014. © AP Indonesian Navy submarine KRI Nanggala sails in the waters off Tuban, East Java in 2014.

Foreign Minister Marise Payne told Ben Fordham on 2GB the disappearance of the submarine was "very distressing".

Worrying sign there is no hope for missing military submarine in Bali

  Worrying sign there is no hope for missing military submarine in Bali The submarine - carrying 49 crew members, its commander and three gunners - has not been seen or heard from since Wednesday when it was conducting a torpedo drill in waters north of Bali. The KRI Nanggala-402 vessel lost contact after being granted clearance to dive and could have sunk to a depth of between 600 and 800 metres, well below its safe operating levels. More than 400 emergency response personnel on board two warships have been searching for the missing vessel.

Authorities in Indonesia were trying to locate a missing submarine on Wednesday. The KRI Nanggala-402 submarine stopped responding on Wednesday morning, local media reported, citing defense officials. Indonesian National Armed Forces Commander Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto told national paper Kompas that the submarine disappeared in waters about 60 miles (95 kilometers) north of the island of Bali at about 3 a.m. local time. "Just when the dive permit was given, after being given the clearance, contact was immediately lost," he told the paper. It is one of five submarines owned by

Indonesia ’s navy is searching for a submarine that went missing north of the resort island of Bali with 53 people onboard. The country’s military chief, Hadi Tjahjanto, said on Wednesday that the KRI Nanggala 402 was participating in a training exercise when it missed a scheduled reporting call. Geng’s statement drew indignation in Indonesia and prompted the military to increase its forces at the islands. Although China has been making such claims for years, recently dozens of Chinese fishing boats, escorted by coastguard vessels, reportedly made more aggressive moves in the area and

"We will help in any way we can," she said.

The Royal Australian Navy did not operate the same submarines as the missing Indonesian vessel, Ms Payne added.

"We don't have compatability, but we will help with any search and rescue operations if we can."


Video: Australia joins search for submarine that lost contact (9News.com.au)

https://omny.fm/shows/ben-fordham-full-show/foreign-affairs-minister-marise-payne-on-belt-and/embed?style=cover Marise Payne wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Foreign Minister Marise Payne says Australia will help Indonesian authorities in 'any way' possible. © 9News Foreign Minister Marise Payne says Australia will help Indonesian authorities in 'any way' possible.

The submarine is believed to have disappeared in waters about 95 kilometres north of Bali.

Tjahjanto said the navy had deployed ships to search the area and asked for help from Singapore and Australia, which have submarine rescue vessels.

Indonesian Navy Fears Missing Submarine Might Have Collapsed From Too Much Water Pressure

  Indonesian Navy Fears Missing Submarine Might Have Collapsed From Too Much Water Pressure The search for a missing Indonesian submarine grows more dire as navy officials fear the vessel sank too deep to withstand the water pressure.The KRI Nanggala 402 and its 53 crew members went missing after its last reported dive Wednesday off the resort island. Concern is mounting as officials fear the vessel might have sunk too deep to reach or recover in time. The navy chief said the submarine was expected to run out of oxygen early Saturday morning.

Indonesia 's navy is searching for a missing submarine with 53 people on board that went missing on Wednesday and is seeking help from neighboring Australia and Singapore in the hunt, the Indonesian military chief said. According to the reports, the German-made submarine , KRI Nanggala-402 Indonesia in the past operated a fleet of 12 submarines purchased from the Soviet Union to patrol the waters of its sprawling archipelago. But now it has a fleet of only five including two German-built Type 209 submarines and three newer South Korean vessels. Indonesia has been seeking to

An Indonesian submarine has gone missing following a navy drill in the Bali Sea, prompting fears that the vessel has sunk. There are 53 people on board, Indonesia ’s military said. National Armed Forces Commander Hadi Tjahjanto told reporters that the KRI Nanggala disappeared 95 km (60 miles) north of Bali. The TNI-AL has sent several warships to the area in its search of the vessel, according to Tjahjanto, but the country is also appealing to neighboring countries Australia and Singapore for help as they have vessels specifically for rescuing submarines . Think your friends would be interested?

graphical user interface, application: The submarine went missing about 95km north of Bali. © Nine The submarine went missing about 95km north of Bali.

Local media reports said the navy believed the ship sank into a trough at a depth of 700 metres.

There was no immediate information about why it went missing.

The German-built submarine, which has been in service since the early 1980s, was rehearsing for a missile-firing exercise that was to take place on Thursday.

Members of National Search and Rescue Agency prepare for a search mission for The Indonesian Navy submarine KRI Nanggala at Benoa harbour in Bali, Indonesia. © AP Members of National Search and Rescue Agency prepare for a search mission for The Indonesian Navy submarine KRI Nanggala at Benoa harbour in Bali, Indonesia. a man in a military ship in the water: A crew of Indonesian Navy submarine KRI Nanggala as an officer walks aboard, at base of the Eastern Fleet Command in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, in this Friday, December 5, 2014 photo. © AP A crew of Indonesian Navy submarine KRI Nanggala as an officer walks aboard, at base of the Eastern Fleet Command in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, in this Friday, December 5, 2014 photo.

Tjahjanto and other military leaders were to attend.

Indonesia currently has a fleet of five submarines and plans to operate at least eight by 2024.

The country has faced growing challenges to its maritime claims in recent years, including numerous incidents involving Chinese vessels near the Natuna Islands.

- With Associated Press

Indonesia to salvage submarine after deadly sinking disaster .
Indonesia said Friday it will salvage a submarine that sank off the coast of Bali, as grieving relatives paid their respects to the dozens of crew killed in the disaster. Authorities had yet to confirm if they would try to haul up the KRI Nanggala 402 from the seafloor, after it was spotted cracked in three pieces. The navy on Friday said it was waiting on the arrival of two ships, including a vessel sent by China, that are equipped to handle deep-sea salvage operations.High-powered magnets and air balloons were among the possible options, but how and when the cracked submarine would be brought to the surface was uncertain, said navy chief Yudo Margono.

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