Bali. All 53 crew members of the sunken KRI Nanggala-402 submarine are now presumed dead after search operation found debris in the seabed off Bali on Sunday morning.
A joint operation bertween the navies of Indonesia and Singapore confirmed the discovery of the submarine that went missing early on Wednesday.
Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Yudo Margono said the ill-fated submarine had been detected 838 meters under the sea surface at around 08.04 a.m. Jakarta time thanks to joint works between an Indonesian naval ship and the MV Swift Rescue vessel belonging to the Singaporean Navy.
Yudo told a news conference at the Bali military base that the multibeam echosounder in Indonesian ship KRI Nigel detected significant underwater contact and passed the information to MV Swift Rescue, which has a remotely-operated underwater vehicle (ROV) with a deeper range.
The ROV returned with visual proof of the sunken submarine, he said.
"The KRI Nanggala has been torn into three parts,” Yudo said.
The ROV pulled several items from the scene deep in the seabed, including an escape suit, he added.
“It is with great sadness that I have to announce that all the 53 crew members onboard have fallen,” Armed Forces Commander Chief Air Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto said in the news conference.
The submarine, bought from Germany in 1981, sank during a combat exercise in the waters north of Bali early on Wednesday.
The submarine made last contact after it was given order for a live-firing exercise at around 3.00 a.m.
Identities of the crew members are given as follows:
1. Captain Heri Oktavian
2. Lieutenant Commander Eko Firmanto
3. Lieutenant Commander Wisnu Subiyantoro
4. Lieutenant Yohanes Heri
5. Lieutenant I Gede Kartika
6. Lieutenant Junior Grade Muhadi
7. Lieutenant Junior Grade Ady Sonata
8. Lieutenant Junior Grade Imam Adi
9. Lieutenant Junior Grade Anang Sutriatno
10. Ensign Adhi Laksmono
11. Ensign Munawir
12. Ensign Rhesa Tri
13. Ensign Rintoni
14. Ensign M Susanto
15. Senior Chief Chief Petty Officer Ruswanto
16. Chief Petty Officer Yoto Eki Setiawan
17. Chief Petty Officer Ardi Ardiansyah
18. Chief Petty Officer Achmad Faisal
19. Chief Petty Officer Willy Ridwan Santoso
20. Chief Petty Officer M Rusdiyansyah
21. Chief Petty Officer Ryan Yogie Pratama
22. Chief Petty Officer Dedi Hari Susilo
23. Petty Officer 1st Class
24. Petty Officer 1st Class Purwanto
25. Petty Officer 1st Class Eko Prasetiyo
26. Petty Officer 1st Class Harmanto
27. Petty Officer 1st Class Lutfi Anang
28. Petty Officer 1st Class Dwi Nugroho
29. Petty Officer 1st Class Pandu Yudha Kusuma
30. Petty Officer 1st Class Misnari
31. Petty Officer 1st Class Setyo Wawan
32. Petty Officer 1st Class Hendro Purwoto
33. Petty Officer 1st Class Guntur Ari Prasetyo
34. Petty Officer 1st Class Diyut Subandriyo
35. Petty Officer 1st Class Wawan Hermanto
36. Petty Officer 1st Class Syahwi Mapala
37. Petty Officer 1st Class Wahyu Adiyas
38. Petty Officer 1st Class Edi Wibowo
39. Petty Officer 2nd Class Kharisma D.B
40. Petty Officer 2nd Class Nugroho Putranto
41. Petty Officer 2nd Class Khoirul Faizin
42. Petty Officer 2nd Class Maryono
43. Seaman Roni Effendi
44. Seaman Distriyan Andy P
45. Seaman Raditaka Margiansyah
46. Seaman Gunadi Fajar R
47. Seaman Denny Richi Sambudi
48. Seaman Muh Faqihudin Munir
49. Seaman Edy Siswanto
50. Captain Harry Setyawan
51. Commander Irfan Suri
52. Lieutenant Commander Whilly
53. Suheri (civil servant)
(The story has been updated with remarks from the Navy chief of staff)