India sends help to search Indonesia’s missing submarine

NEW DELHI — India on Thursday sent on Wednesday, an Indian Navy official said on Wednesday that India on Thursday has sent its deep submergence rescue vessel in search and rescue efforts for the Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala-402 which was reported missing.
The Indonesian submarine was said to be exercising in the waters north of Bali Island with 53 people on board, when it suddenly went missing. Soon, an alert was received by the Indian Navy through International Submarine Escape and Rescue Liaison Office (ISMERLO).
Submarine rescue is required to be undertaken when a submarine is reported to be missing or sunk, and specialized equipment is required for underwater search to locate the disabled submarine and rescue the personnel who are trapped inside the submarine, said a statement issued by the Indian Navy.
Indian Navy’s deep submergence rescue vessel system can locate a submarine up to 1,000 meters depth utilizing its state-of-the-art Side Scan Sonar (SSS) and Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).
Once the submarine is successfully located, another sub module of DSRV- the Submarine Rescue Vehicle (SRV), mates with the submarine to rescue the trapped personnel. The SRV can also be used to provide emergency supplies to the submarine, said the Indian Navy statement. Enditem