Submarine missing with 53 people in Indonesia
The Indonesian military said on Wednesday that a submarine had disappeared near the island of Bali. The submarine carried 53 people and the Indonesian Navy is involved in a search operation.

Army Chief Hadi Jahjanto said the submarine KRI Nangagala 402 was taking part in a training exercise on Wednesday, during which it disappeared. He said the submarine is believed to have disappeared into the water about 95 km north of Bali. Zahzanto said the Navy has deployed several ships in the area, including a shipwreck, in search of a submarine, besides Singapore and Australia have also sought help. The submarine is the support ship.

Local media reports stated that the Navy believed the submarine sank to a depth of 700 meters above sea level. There is no information on how the submarine went missing. The Defense Ministry said in a statement that the submarine received permission to dive and has not been contacted since. He said a helicopter later found an oil spill at the site where the submarine was to begin sinking into the sea. He said the submarine had 49 crew members, its commander and three gunners.

Built in Germany, this submarine has been in service in Indonesia since 1981. Today it was preparing for a missile launch exercise to be held on Thursday. The army chief and other senior military officers were to participate in the exercise. The Indonesian Navy fleet currently has five submarines and plans to increase the number to eight by 2024. Indonesia is the world's largest archipelagic country with approximately 17,000 islands and has faced a number of maritime challenges in recent years, including incidents. Which included many Chinese ships. Near Natuna Island.

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