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Thu Apr 22, 2021, 06:40 PM

Indonesia races to find missing submarine before it runs out of oxygen on Saturday

Source: CNN

By Masrur Jamaluddin

Jakarta (CNN)Concerns were mounting Thursday over the fate of an Indonesian submarine that went missing with 53 crew members on board, as a military official warned the vessel would run out of oxygen in three days.

Admiral Yudo Margono, the chief of staff of the Indonesian Navy, said the submarine has sufficient oxygen for 72 hours, based on calculations from when the vessel lost contact during a military exercise on Wednesday.

The German-made KRI Nanggala-402 asked for permission to dive, or submerge, at 3 a.m. local time Wednesday before losing contact, authorities said. Margono said the submarine had just fired two torpedoes -- one with real ammunition and another with a practice warhead -- as part of training exercises in the Bali Strait, a stretch of water between the islands of Java and Bali that connects to the Indian Ocean and Bali Sea.

Answering questions on the submarine's condition before participating in the war simulation, Margono said the KRI Nanggala-402 and all of its crew are well prepared. It last docked for maintenance in 2020 in Surabaya, a port city on the island of Java, he said.



An undated photo of the Indonesian KRI Nanggala-402 submarine was released by the Indonesian Military on Wednesday.


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/22/asia/missing-indonesian-submarine-oxygen-intl/index.html

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Thu Apr 22, 2021, 06:45 PM

1. Just horrifying. Hoping for a miracle for the crew

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Thu Apr 22, 2021, 08:57 PM

2. Since it is a diesel-electric submarine they can't make their own air like nukes

so right now they are spreading out the submarines emergency supply of Lithium Hydroxide to absorb some of the deadly CO2, and lying quietly to conserve every breath of air. Hopefully, rescue is on the way in the form of a sub rescue ship in the area.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:21 PM

3. Assuming they went down above crush depth. Lets hope so. nt

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