Earlier in the day, President Joko Widodo confirmed that the status of the vessel, missing near Bali, had been changed to being “sub-sunk” or drowned, and expressed deep sorrow over the tragedy.
All 53 people on board the Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala-402 are dead, Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces Hadi Tjahjanto confirmed on Sunday.
“There were parts of KRI Nanggala 402 — it was broken into three pieces”, Navy Chief of Staff Yudo Margono added.
The German-made submarine went missing during military drills in the Bali Sea on Wednesday. According to the navy, it was discovered at a depth of 850 metres (around 2,800 feet). The oxygen supply on KRI Nanggala-402 was believed to have been exhausted on Saturday morning.