Indonesia is asking Australia to assist it search for the lacking submarine

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Singapore: Indonesia’s navy chief says the nation has requested the Australian navy to attempt to assist discover a lacking submarine north of Bali with 53 sailors on board.

Contact was misplaced with the German-built submarine within the early hours of Wednesday morning after conducting a torpedo coaching train about 100 km north of Bali.

The KRI Nanggala-402 submarine stopped responding round 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, the commander of Indonesia’s Nationwide Armed Forces, mentioned Within the Sydney Morning Herald and The age that Indonesia had requested help from Australia and Singapore in an effort to search out the ship, which it feared sank.

“We’re trying,” he mentioned.

In-built 1979, the KRI Nanggala-402 is one in all 5 submarines within the Indonesian fleet.

Tjahjanto advised Indonesian information Compassthe ship had stopped responding to contact round 3 p.m.

“Simply when the dive allow was given, after it was launched, the contact was instantly misplaced,” he mentioned.

The Australian Division of Overseas Affairs and Commerce has been contacted for remark.

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