Indonesian sub that vanished discovered in 3 pieces on ocean floor

by Peter Heck · Apr 27th, 2021 8:39 am

Indonesian Navy

Last Updated Apr 27th, 2021 at 12:30 pm

A submarine from the Indonesian navy that disappeared Sunday has been found in three pieces on the ocean floor. Authorities have confirmed that all 53 of the submarine's crew members perished in the incident that is still under review.

"We received underwater pictures that are confirmed as parts of the submarine, including its rear vertical rudder, anchors, outer pressure body, embossed dive rudder and other ship parts," said Indonesian military chief Hadi Tjahjanto.

The submarine now rests at a depth of nearly 2,750 feet, far below the "collapse depth" of 655 feet, which is the depth at which the water pressure is too great for the submarine's hull to withstand.

Authorities intend to raise the sub and recover the bodies but acknowledge that the extreme depth of the wreckage makes that difficult.

The cause of the submarine's sinking remains a mystery.


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