/ 23 April 2021

Oz offers help in search for missing submarine

Concerns are growing for an Indonesian submarine with 53 people on board that went missing north of Bali on Wednesday. The vessel was conducting a training exercise when it disappeared. The Indonesian Navy is now concentrating its search around an oil slick that appeared in the waters near where the sub was last located. According to local media reports, the Navy said an electrical failure may have caused the vessel to lose control and fall to a depth of 600-700 metres. The ageing German-built sub was built to sustain pressure at a maximum depth of 250 metres. Foreign Minister Marise Payne yesterday said Australia “will help in any way we can” in the ongoing search.

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