Chinese ships come to help dispose of Sunken Indonesian Submarine – Radio Free Asia

    On Monday, two Chinese military ships have arrived in the waters of the Bali Sea to help rescue the wreckage of an Indonesian naval submarine that was submerged last month, with 53 crew on board.

    A Navy spokesman said that two ships of the People’s Liberation Army Navy would participate in the effort to bring a piece of KRI Nangla-402, whose wreckage was found half a mile below the sea.scheduled tribe Log in Julius Vidjojo.

    Julius told an RFA-affiliated news news service, BenarNews, “The PRC Navy Ship Ocean Tug Nantuo-1952 and PRC Navy Ocean Salvage and Rescue Yonging Dao-863 have arrived in Bali waters of Indonesia on Sunday.”

    “Another ship, the scientific salvage Tan Su 2, is en route to Indonesia.”

    Jongius stated that Yongxing Dao is equipped with an underwater robot and sonar technology and can be up to 4,500 meters (14,760 ft) deep.

    The German-built Indonesian submarine was participating in a torpedo-firing exercise off the northern coast of Bali when it lost contact as it was about to receive clearance to fire on 21 April.

    The navy said Chinese naval vessels were dispatched after Beijing’s ambassador to Jakarta, Xiao Qian, offered assistance to Indonesia’s Defense Minister Prabavo Sabianto, the navy said.

    “The offer of humanitarian aid was welcomed by the Government of Indonesia,” it said in a statement.

    An Indonesian Armed Forces spokesman, Colonel Jawara Wimbo, said the Chinese ships would carry out an operation to lift the hull, the heaviest part of the sun’s sub.

    “Hopefully, the equipment is sufficient to carry out an immediate recovery operation,” he told Benarnews.

    The coastline of Bali has steep slopes. The maximum depth of the Bali Sea is 1,590 meters (5,216 ft).

    The submarine was found broken into at least three pieces at a depth of about 840 meters (2,756 ft) on 25 April after a search effort involving ships and aircraft from Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, India and the United States.

    Vice Adm. Vice-Admiral of Nanggala-402. Muhammad Ali said in a statement last week that the submarine could sink due to an underwater wave.

    He stated that the powerful movement, known as a marine nonlinear inner solitary wave, probably pulled the vessel vertically and because of this it should have sunk rapidly.

    Also last week, The Straits Times The newspaper quoted two senior Indonesian naval officials as saying that on April 21, the place where the submarine went missing, a strong internal wave was captured by Japanese and European weather satellites in the image reports from the same day.

    On 25 April, when the Navy announced that the submarine was found broken on the Seabed and all 53 of its sailors were declared dead, the Navy’s Chief of Staff Adam.

    “Diving was done according to the proper procedures. It will be examined and we will find out after the hull is removed.

    “I’m sure it was not a human defect, but rather a natural factor,” he said.

    On Friday, relatives of Indonesian naval and submarine crew members prayed and poured flowers into the sea and boarded a naval hospital ship led by Yudo, to pay their last respects to the fallen sailors.

    The bodies of none of the slain sailors have been found.

    Oil ship

    The Indonesian Navy said it was also enlisting a ship operated by the country’s oil industry regulator SKK Migus to try to recover the submerged submarine.

    SKK Migas chief Dwi Soitjipto said the agency had prepared technical specifications before launching a salvage operation with the Timas 1201, which is equipped with a crane that can carry up to 1,200 tonnes.

    “We are definitely ready to provide the necessary support,” Davy told MetroTVNews.

    On Sunday, Adam. Yudo said that the Timsa 1201 would probably be used to lift the broken parts of the submarine.

    “The recovery operation will be done slowly,” Yudo told KompasTV.

    “But what about Tantra? This is what we are still working on,” he said.

    Armed forces spokesman Wimbo said he did not know when Tim 1201 would join Chinese ships in Bali’s waters.

    “But if they are in one place, it is possible to cooperate,” he said.

    He also said that he did not know how long the three Chinese ships would stay in Bali.

    “It depends on the situation there, because it is a very difficult operation. Hopefully it will not be long, ”said Wimbo.

    The KRI Nanggala-402 was built by the German company Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft in 1977 and came into service in 1981, the Indonesian military said.

    Officials said that from 2009 to 2012, the submarine was withdrawn by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering of South Korea.

    With the loss of KRI Nanggala-402, Indonesia has four submarines in its naval fleet.

    Reported by Benarnews, an RFA-affiliated online news service.


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