April 22, 2021, 01.35 AM

The submarine lost contact with their base after they given have been permission to dive. The KRI Nanggala-402 was manufactured in 1979 at the Howaldt Deutsche Werke (HDW) shipyards in the port city of Kiel in the then-country of West Germany.

According to Kompas.id, the submarine has been part of Indonesia’s arsenal since 1981. The aging ship was also upgraded at South Korean shipyards run by the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, South Korea between 2009-2012.

The submarine is thought to sink to a depth of 700 meters.

The KRI Nanggala-402 was scheduled to take part in exercises off Bali on Thursday. Indonesian military chief Air Force Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto and Indonesian Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Yudo Margono are expected to attend the maneuvers.

(Writers: Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jawahir Gustav Rizal | Editor : Icha Rastika, Rizal Setyo Nugroho)




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