It’s 40 yers old, they are asking for help to locate, who would be a Submariner.
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Indonesia had 5 subs.
The missing one is a German built in 1981, they had 2 of these in service and new 3 indigenous subs [built 2018 on]. All are conventional diesel electric boats.
If it's gone down then it's going to be flat because the water is over 2,000 feet deep in the area, 3x the original test depth for the boats.
This may be premature, but RIP to the crew [IMHO]
BTW Indonesia is one of the most populous nations.
Indonesia has a network of seismic monitoring stations. If there has been a hull implosion, that would pick it up.I wonder if its the same model as the Argentinian sub that was lost the other year? I believe that one had received a mid life upgrade which may have weakened the hull? - I wonder if there is a SOSUS listening system in that area of the world?
May it be a false alarm.
I'd never willingly get on one, kudos to those that do.
I do hope they find the boat and crew intact.
However, it is funny to read your comments about serving in boats! I never gave it a thought! I could say the same about a tank (big, green, tracks and a gun - it's a tank!) - who in their right mind would want to work/fight in one of them? At least we (submariners) got a shedload of extra dosh for the privilege!
They are saying oil and debris found in the area. Not good.if a tank breaks down you usually just open the hatch and walk away, not quite the same for the Nemo types