DAA Daily

Indonesian submarine with 53 people aboard still missing

By: Dalila Hashish, News Editor, The Pawprint

On Wednesday (April 21), an Indonesian submarine on a military exercise went missing after losing contact while doing a torpedo drill in the Bali Strait. 

At about 3am, the submarine asked for permission to dive, but then lost contact and count no longer be found. At about 7am, Indonesian authorities located an oil spill that is believed to be from the submarine due to the fact that the spill is around the area where the submarine went missing. 

Authorities say that the submarine was able to dive up to 500 meters, but they believe it only went down to about 100-200 meters, which still creates a fatal situation for the passengers at that depth.

Search efforts are underway with Indonesia employing four warships, one of them equipped with high-tech sonar to help locate the submarine. Additionally, Australia, India, Singapore, and more countries have offered their services to assist the search.

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