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Sat Apr 24, 2021, 04:01 PM

Debris found from missing Indonesian submarine

April 24 (UPI) -- Indonesia's Navy said Saturday it found debris from its lost submarine, indicating the vessel with 53 people aboard sank in a deep area of the Bali Sea.

Search crews have been looking for the German-made submarine, KRI Nanggala-402, since it went missing Wednesday about 60 miles north of Bali as it descended to conduct torpedo drills, military officials said.

The Nanggala was built to withstand pressure of up to 500 meters deep, but sonar indicated it sank to a depth of 850 meters, which is referred to as "crush depth," which would fracture the steel hull of the submarine, The New York Times reported.

The debris was found floating at a location where the Bali Sea was 850 meters deep, Indonesia Navy Chief of Staff Adm. Yudo Margono said at a news conference.

Read more: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/04/24/Debris-found-from-missing-Indonesian-submarine/7771619265315/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 04:07 PM

1. I have never understood how sub crews could stand it. Just the thought triggers so many

nightmares for me--from claustrophobia to suffocation-- that I just couldn't do it.

So tragic for the families. I hope it might have been something that rendered them senseless prior to the implosion (or explosion)...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 04:11 PM

2. I've always had a lot of respect for submariners

As much as any other part of the military*. There’s something special about people who can do that.

* Cav Scout and we F’ing hate everybody

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 04:11 PM

3. They go a bit crazy

A submariner I knew said that it wasn't long after the hatch closed that things could start to get a bit strange and silly. Mostly pranks and jokes. But people can develop "obsessions" and odd "hobbies" to kill the "mental time".

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 04:18 PM

4. A 40 year old sub?

Why?

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