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Indonesian Submarine Missing

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alonzo M. Archer

Yesterday morning the Indonesian Navy submarine Nanggala went missing:

The Indonesian Navy submarine Nanggala has been reported missing some 50 miles off Bali. Nanggala was engaged in support of an Indonesian Navy drill when it failed to report yesterday morning. The submarine, a 40-year-old German-built Type 209 boat, was carrying a crew of 53 when it went missing. An Indonesia Navy task force has begun to search for the submarine, and Indonesia has called for assistance from both Singapore and Australia. Unfortunately, the submarine went missing in an area of seafloor depth up to 700 meters, well below the rated crush depth of the boat.

It is my most heartfelt wish that the boat turns up or that the crew is otherwise rescued.

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