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Title: Indonesia is missing a submarine
Post by: steve58 on April 23, 2021, 01:52:39 PM
...and they are running low on O2

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Indonesia’s navy has stepped up efforts to locate a missing submarine, enlisting the U.S.' and Australia’s help as the 53 crew members aboard the vessel survive on less than a day’s worth of oxygen.

The KRI Nanggala 402 went missing after its last reported dive Wednesday while participating in training off the coast of Bali. Navy officials worry the vessel has dived too deep to reach or recover in time.

"We will maximize the effort today, until the time limit tomorrow at 3 a.m.," military spokesperson Maj. Gen. Achmad Riad told reporters.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/missing-indonesia-submarine-oxygen
Title: Indonesia submarine debris found
Post by: steve58 on April 25, 2021, 08:04:14 AM
Missing Indonesian submarine found broken into at least 3 parts (http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/missing-indonesian-submarine-found-broken-least-3-parts-n1265210)  :(
Title: Re: Indonesia is missing a submarine
Post by: JasonPratt on April 25, 2021, 08:49:35 AM
Sadness. A grievous way to die.

Also, today I learned that Indonesia had five subs.

I'm going to express some doubt that they could possibly know that none of the crew were at fault; but I understand the sympathy.
Title: Re: Indonesia is missing a submarine
Post by: Gusington on April 25, 2021, 10:42:31 AM
Terrible, sad to see it end that way.
Title: Re: Indonesia is missing a submarine
Post by: Sir Slash on April 25, 2021, 08:47:11 PM
Damn, that's too bad. I was holding out for a miracle.
Title: Re: Indonesia is missing a submarine
Post by: jejo68 on April 26, 2021, 05:30:17 AM
Sadness. A grievous way to die.

Also, today I learned that Indonesia had five subs.

I'm going to express some doubt that they could possibly know that none of the crew were at fault; but I understand the sympathy.

Well the sub was from 1940, so probably a good bet the crew wasnt at fault
Title: Re: Indonesia is missing a submarine
Post by: Pete Dero on April 26, 2021, 05:44:56 AM
Well the sub was from 1940, so probably a good bet the crew wasnt at fault

44 year old and build in Germany (not build in 40 or 44)
Title: Re: Indonesia is missing a submarine
Post by: Dammit Carl! on April 26, 2021, 07:44:10 AM
Rest in peace, lads.

Title: Re: Indonesia is missing a submarine
Post by: steve58 on April 30, 2021, 08:03:35 AM
Sunk by powerful underwater wave??
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Indonesian officials working to determine how a military submarine with 53 crew members sunk earlier this month during a training exercise said the vessel may have been hit by an internal solitary wave in the treacherous waters off Bali.

Australia’s ABC.net.au reported that such waves are invisible but have the strength to drag a submarine down to dangerous depths. The report said that there have been several theories, but evidence seems to point to a wave that would not be evident on the surface of the water.

The report said Indonesian naval officials consulted satellite images from the region and determined that these kind of massive waves were in the area at the time of the sinking.

Rear Adm. Iwan Isnurwanto, the commander of the Indonesian Navy Command and Staff School, told the station that the wave may have "moved up from the bottom to the north, and there’s a trench between two mountains."

https://www.foxnews.com/world/doomed-indonesian-sub-may-have-been-hit-by-powerful-underwater-wave-report
Title: Re: Indonesia is missing a submarine
Post by: JasonPratt on May 01, 2021, 08:03:35 PM
I had originally been going to mention as an aside, that somewhere in this area of the Pacific there was a notorious ocean level buoy (meant to watch for tsunamis among other things) which for years shot up and and down huge amounts at rare intervals, for no clearly explainable reason, and which a year or two ago was just flatly taken offline -- and who knows, maybe there was some connection, wouldn't that be weird?

Then I thought, eh, I'm not really sure this is close enough to the same area to count, and it might be disrespectful to associate this disaster with the odd theories about this rogue buoy. So I didn't bother.

Annnnnnd here we are at underwater superwaves after all. Huh.  :nerd:
Title: Re: Indonesia is missing a submarine
Post by: JasonPratt on May 01, 2021, 08:04:31 PM
Meanwhile, try not to tear up...



...just try.  :'(