June 19, 2021

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Only FIVE hours to find the missing Indonesian submarine before the oxygen runs out

Only FIVE hours to find the missing Indonesian submarine before the oxygen runs out


RESCUE teams now only have FIVE hours to find a missing submarine before the 53 crew members run out of oxygen.

The Indonesian Navy ship went missing on Friday and has 53 crew members on board who are quickly running out of time.

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Rescuers are facing a battle against time with only five hours to locate the shipCredit: EPA
KRI Nanggala-402 disappeared on Wednesday at around 4:30 about 100km from Bali

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KRI Nanggala-402 disappeared on Wednesday at around 4:30 about 100km from BaliCredit: AP
The submarine disappeared near Bali

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The submarine disappeared near Bali

Six warships, a helicopter and 400 people have already been deployed in the area, with desperate officials trying to hone a radar signal detected by an unidentified object today.

Singapore and Malaysia have sent ships, and the United States, Australia, France and Germany have also offered assistance.

The Sun previously reported that the 44-year-old KRI Nanggala-402 submarine went missing about 60 miles (100km) off the coast of Bali early Wednesday morning.

The German-built submarine had conducted a drill but failed to report and contact was lost.

Some reports suggest that the contact occurred after the submarine was given permission to dive into deeper water.

Helicopters and ships continue to scan the area as they desperately try to rescue the 35 crew members on board

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Helicopters and ships continue to scan the area as they desperately try to rescue the 35 crew members on boardCredit: AP
The rescue continued throughout the day and night
The rescue continued throughout the day and night
Navy Chief of Staff Yudo Margono says there is enough oxygen until Saturday
Navy Chief of Staff Yudo Margono says there is enough oxygen until Saturday
Officials are now trying to focus on a radar signal detected by an unidentified object

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Officials are now trying to focus on a radar signal detected by an unidentified objectCredit: EPA

An oil spill found near where the submarine dived could indicate damage to the fuel tank or could even be a signal from the crew.

Officials have now confirmed that an object with “high magnetic force” was seen “floating” at a depth of 50-100 meters.

They said that, if the submarine were still intact, it would only have enough air to last until dawn on Saturday.

They added that they were investigating whether the submarine lost power during a dive and could not perform emergency procedures as it descended to a depth of 600-700 meters, well beyond its survival limits.

“We haven’t found it so far, but with the equipment available we should be able to find the location,” Achmad Riad, a spokesman for the Indonesian army, said at a press conference.

However, many have downplayed the chances of survival, noting that the only successful submarine rescue in history occurred more than 80 years ago.

The research continues.

There are 53 crew members aboard the missing submarine KRI Nanggala-402
There are 53 crew members aboard the missing submarine KRI Nanggala-402
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