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World Chinese Navy to help Indonesia salvage sunken submarine

12:20  04 may  2021
12:20  04 may  2021 Source:   afp.com

Indonesian searchers recover debris from missing submarine

  Indonesian searchers recover debris from missing submarine Naval teams to conduct evacuations for possible survivors, military chief says.Hopes of rescuing 53 sailors on board the vessel faded on Saturday as its oxygen reserves were believed to have run out.

The sunken Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala-402 will be salvaged with the help of Chinese salvage vessels. The authorities in the Asian country confirmed this on Friday. They believe that the deceased crew are still inside the vessel. The KRI Nanggala-402 disappeared last Wednesday They paid tribute to their loved ones by strewing flowers at the spot where the submarine disappeared. Underwater currents. The cause of the KRI Nanggala-402 running into trouble is still being investigated. According to the navy , it was seaworthy. On Tuesday, the navy said they believe natural factors have

Chinese military sends vessels to assist Indonesia over sunken navy submarine . news.cgtn.com. China 's Navy (PLAN) has three Type 925 (1980s) and three newer Type 926 (2010s) submarine support ships. They were designed to replenish submarines and rescue submariners in distress. Launched in the 1980s, each Type 925 ship has a displacement of around 12,000 tons with hangars for two helicopters.

Chinese navy ships have arrived off Bali to help haul up a submarine that sank last month killing 53 crew, the Indonesian Navy said Tuesday as it geared up for a deep-sea salvage operation.

a person standing next to a body of water: Naval officers pay their respects during a remembrance ceremony for the crew of the KRI Nanggala © Juni Kriswanto Naval officers pay their respects during a remembrance ceremony for the crew of the KRI Nanggala

The help arrived after other foreign ships from Australia, Singapore and Malaysia left the archipelago, having assisted Indonesian authorities in finding the stricken vessel.

The KRI Nanggala 402 -- one of five submarines in Indonesia's fleet -- disappeared last month while it was scheduled to take part in live torpedo training exercises.

Salvage effort under way for Indonesian submarine that sank with dozens aboard

  Salvage effort under way for Indonesian submarine that sank with dozens aboard The hunt for a missing Indonesian submarine with 53 crew turned into a salvage effort Sunday after recovered debris suggested it broke apart as it sank off the coast of Bali. "All Indonesians convey their deep sadness over this incident, especially to the families of the submarine crew," he said.Warships, planes and hundreds of military personnel had led a frantic search for the KRI Nanggala 402 since it disappeared this week during training exercises, hoping for a miracle rescue before its known oxygen reserves ran out.

Indonesia 's military and victims’ families paid their last respects on April 30, 2021, to the 53 submariners who died when their vessel sank and broke apart in waters off the resort island of Bali. The operation to recover the lost submarine is still under way, with China expected to send three salvage ships to join the international effort. China sends ships to help recover lost Indonesian submarine .

Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) Indonesia 's Navy changed the status of its missing submarine from "sub miss" to "sub sank " on Saturday, as a naval chief presented debris believed to be from the vessel at a news conference. Authorities now expect to carry out an evacuation process to recover the KRI Hope is fading for the 53 crew members, who were expected to have run out of oxygen early on Saturday. So far, no sign of them has been found, Yudo said. Some warships deployed to the Bali Sea, where the submarine was last contacted Wednesday, will be used to help find the vessel by detecting metal or

An underwater rescue vehicle supplied by neighbouring Singapore gave visual confirmation that the German-built sub was lying on the sea floor more than 800 metres (2,600 feet) deep, broken in three parts, confirming there was no hope of finding survivors.

Two Chinese salvage ships were on standby in waters off Bali, while a third was expected to arrive later Tuesday, the Indonesian Navy said, adding that Chinese Navy officials in Bali were helping to examine data collected on the submarine.

All three salvage ships can dive up to 4,500 metres deep.

Indonesia's Navy said Beijing's ambassador to the country had offered the help to Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto.

"The offer was welcomed by the Indonesian government," it said in a statement Tuesday.

A vessel from Indonesia's upstream oil and gas regulator task force SKK Migas, used for drilling operations, will also join the salvage operations. It has a crane with a capacity of 1,200 metric tons.

Last week the Navy said high-powered magnets and air balloons were among the possible options to lift the submarine. An undersea robot will also be used in the operation, it said.

The military has yet to offer an official explanation for the sinking of the decades-old submarine, which was delivered to the Southeast Asian nation in 1981.

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