MV Swift Rescue Singapore – The Singaporean ship will join an international search team for submarines, hours after Indonesian authorities said the ship with 53 crew members had sunk. Assistance from foreign countries to search for the KRI Nanggala 402 submarine, which lost contact on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in the morning, continued to arrive.
Head of the Indonesian Navy Information Service (Kadispenal) First Admiral Julius Widjojono said the MV Swift Singapore Rescue Ship was expected to arrive in the northern waters of the island of Bali.
MV Swift had not arrived yet
It was delayed (arrival) at around 23.00 WITA, “said Julius Widjojono about his assistance in finding the KRI Nanggala 402.
Julius said MV Swift will not be anchored to rest. According to him, the rescue ship belonging to Singapore will go straight to the search area.
In addition, Julius said, one ship from Australia had arrived in Bali, namely HMAS Ballarat. While the other ship belongs to Australia, HMAS Sirius is still on its way.
The focus of the search for KRI Nanggala 402
Julius said that the search is still focused on nine areas. The search was focused on points with a distance of 23 nautical miles or approximately 40 kilometers around the Overflow Bawang.
The search is also adjusted to the finding of oil spills and large magnets. “Indeed (the focus of the search) is still in (nine) areas. Because there is a pull there,” said Julius.
Julius hopes that the search team will be able to find KRI Nanggala 402 today. According to him, this afternoon, TNI Commander Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto will hold a press conference.
Apart from Singapore’s MV Swift Rescue, said Riad, there was also a Mega Bakti ship from Malaysia, then Ballarat and HS Sirius belonging to Australia. As well as one ship sent by the Indian government all planned to arrive today.
The TNI itself has deployed KRI Rigel which is capable of detecting objects in the depths of the sea to assist in the search and it is estimated that it will arrive in Bali waters.
I said earlier we have to be optimistic. There is KRI Rigel, assisted by KRI Wisnu, who will bring equipment to detect underwater up to 600m (under the sea), which is clear we are trying to do, “said Riad during an online press conference.
India Lowered the DSRV Rescue Ship
The Indian Navy deployed a rescue ship (DSRV) to assist the Indonesian Navy to locate and rescue the submarine KRI Nanggala-402 which went missing on April 21 with a crew of 53 personnel.
India is the third country after Singapore and Malaysia to join the rescue effort, with the United States, Australia, and France also making bids to help.
Two Australian warships will join the search for Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala-402, which lost contact with its 53 crew in Balinese waters. who went missing near Bali with 53 people on board.
The ships HMAS Ballarat and HMAS Sirius have sailed from two separate bases after Indonesia officially accepted Australia’s offer to assist with the search effort.
The Australian Ministry of Defense said HMAS Ballarat is equipped with sonar capabilities and MH-60R helicopters and is expected to reach the search area today.