An Indonesian submarine with a 53-member crew has disappeared without a trace

Six Indian warships are searching for the Indonesian submarine with 53 crew members, which disappeared yesterday in the waters not far from Bali, reports “BBC”. In addition to the ships, a helicopter is involved in the search. In total, about 400 people are involved in the search. Singapore and Malaysia have so far been involved in the search, with the United States, Australia, Germany and France offering assistance.

Yesterday, the Indonesian Ministry of Defense announced that an oil slick was found in the area where the submarine lost contact. The BBC writes that it is not yet known whether this trace is related to damage to the fuel tank or is a signal from the crew. According to some reports, the disappearance of the submarine occurred after they asked permission to dive into deeper waters.

The German-made KRI “Nangaka-402” submarine with 53 crew members conducted a torpedo drill in the waters north of Bali.

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