It is with a heavy heart that I have to admit that the miracle didn't happen. They are on eternal patrol now.
DENPASAR (Reuters) -A missing Indonesian submarine has been found, broken into at least three parts, at the bottom of the Bali Sea, army and navy officials said on Sunday, as the president sent condolences to relatives of the 53 crew. Rescuers also found new objects, including a life vest, that they believe belong to those aboard the 44-year old KRI Nanggala-402, which lost contact on Wednesday as it prepared to conduct a torpedo drill. "Based on the evidence, it can be stated that the KRI Nanggala has sunk and all of its crew have died," military chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto told reporters. Navy chief of staff Yudo Margono said the crew were not to blame for the accident and that the submarine did not experience a blackout, blaming "forces of nature".
This is a hard cold reality of a silent service. She was a 40+ year old German Type 209 diesel sub. Those were good subs for 1980s and 1990s. She even underwent a refit. Rest in Peace, guys.
KRI Nanggala (402).......