The submarine went missing in the deep sea 60 miles off the island of Bali. Six warships and helicopters are being used to search for him, and 400 people are involved. The Indonesian navy says the missing submarine, with 53 crew members on board, has only 72 hours of oxygen left.
Singapore and Malaysia have also sent ships in search of the submarine, and the United States, Australia, France and Germany have also offered help and cooperation.
Authorities in Indonesia say the search for the missing submarine has begun immediately.
The submarine was conducting combat exercises north of the island of Bali, but submarine crews did not contact to determine the outcome.
Indonesia’s army chief says warships have been dispatched to search for its RI Nangala 402 submarine.
Indonesian officials have also appealed to Australia and Singapore to help find the submarine. These countries have not yet said anything about it.
The German-built submarine has been missing at sea for 60 miles off the island of Bali since Wednesday.
“The navy is conducting a search,” Admiral Julius Widjono of the Indonesian navy told AFP. We know the sea is very deep here. “
The submarine reportedly lost contact when it was allowed to go deeper.
It is one of five Indonesian submarines.
According to the British news agency Reuters, the submarine was built in the last years of the 1970s, after which it was repaired in South Korea in 2012 for two years.