TRIBUN-MEDAN.COM – Previously, the neighboring country of Singapore helped Indonesia find the whereabouts of the KRI Nanggala 402 which sank in the waters north of Bali.
With his sophisticated ship, the MV Swift Rescue descended to the seabed, finding the KRI Nanggala 402 sunk. From the recorded photo, it has been broken into 3 parts.
Now, the Indonesian Navy is still discussing how to lift the submarine KRI Nanggala 402 which sank at a depth of 838 meters.
The German-made KRI Nanggala-402 submarine weighs 1,400 tons.
Assistant for Planning and Budgeting (Asrena) Chief of Staff of the Navy (KSAL) Rear Admiral TNI Muhammad Ali said the way the ship was lifted was based on the depth of the sinking of the submarine.
The depth level, said Ali, also affects the level of difficulty in lifting the ship.
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“Our plan is still discussing how to lift it. Because the depth is not shallow. This is deep. It is deeper than the incident of the Argentine submarine San Juan. This is 838 meters,” Ali said during a press conference at TNI AL Headquarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta on Tuesday. (27/4/2021) then.
Indonesia’s plan to lift KRI Naggala-402 from a depth of 838 meters has confused Australian submarine experts.
Frank Owen, expert and secretary of the Australian Submarine Institute said that it was difficult.
“Lifting a submarine is a very, very significant logistical achievement,” said Owen, as quoted by ABC, Tuesday (27/4/2021).