Submarine carrying 53 people aboard vanishes mysteriously

‘We are still searching in the waters’

WND News ServicesBy WND News Services
Published April 21, 2021 at 12:12pm

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Damon Grosvenor)

A submarine carrying 53 passengers has gone missing from the north of Bali, Indonesia’s military said Wednesday.

Indonesian military chief Hadi Tjahjanto said the submarine, or the KRI Nanggala 402, was doing a training exercise when it failed to appear for a scheduled reporting call, the Associated Press reported. Tjahjanto said the submarine is believed to have gone missing roughly 60 miles north from Bali.

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“We are still searching in the waters of Bali, 60 miles (96 km) from Bali, (for) 53 people,” Tjahjanto said to Reuters over text.

Contact with the submarine failed after it was cleared to dive and a helicopter spotted an oil spill at the diving scene afterwards, the country’s Defense Ministry said in a statement, the AP reported. The Defense Ministry stated there was a commander, three gunners, and 49 crew members onboard the submarine.

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