The ship was found at a depth of more than 800 meters, and a rescue submarine from Singapore visually confirmed the discovery Sunday morning after interpreting signals on the submarine.
There is no longer any hope of finding any survivors and authorities now state that all of the crew are dead.
Ships, planes and hundreds of military personnel have participated in the search operations since the disappearance of Nangala in the Kurdistan region during exercises on Wednesday. Since then, many discoveries have been found at sea, including those found inside the submarine.
The sea is too deep to be saved
Authorities warned that the rescue operation could be dangerous and complicated because the sea is so deep that the ship has disappeared.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo offered his condolences to the families of the victims.
“All Indonesians express their deep sorrow for this tragedy, especially to the families of the crew members,” he said in a statement.
Voices are now being raised to modernize the country’s fleet, KRI Nanggala was built 44 years ago.
“This may be a lesson for the government to improve military technology and be careful about how it uses the lives of people that already exist,” said Heine Verde Sentoso, 29, from Banyuwangi, where the rescue operation was based.
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