2021-05-05

Indonesian Navy: The Chinese Navy has arrived in Bali to help salvage the wrecked submarine

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[Global Network Reporter Zhang Haichao] According to news from Agence France-Presse on May 4, the Indonesian navy said on Tuesday that the Chinese navy (submarine salvage vessel) had arrived in Bali to help salvage the 53 people killed last month. The wrecked submarine “Nangala”.

It is reported that before the arrival of Chinese aid forces, ships from Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and other countries assisting Indonesia in searching for the wrecked submarine have left the local waters.

Indonesian Navy: The Chinese Navy has arrived in Bali to help salvage the wrecked submarine

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p >The picture shows part of the wreckage of the missing submarine.

The Indonesian navy said that there are two Chinese salvage vessels on standby in the waters near Bali, and the third one is expected to arrive later on Tuesday.

The Agence France-Presse report did not indicate which three submarine rescue ships were dispatched by the Chinese Navy, but said that all three Chinese rescue ships can dive to a depth of 4,500 meters.

According to “CCTV Military” reports earlier, there were 3 Chinese salvage vessels dispatched to Indonesia, including the “Yongxing Island” (hull number 863) ocean-going salvage rescue boat, and “Yongxing Island”. ”Is an ocean-going salvage and rescue boat designed and built by China. The main tasks are three-level submarine assistance, sunken ship salvage, rescue and towing wrecked surface ships.

According to the data, “Yongxing Island” has a full-load displacement of about 13,000 tons.

On April 30, the spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of National Defense, Ren Guoqiang, said on the Indonesian submarine crash that China expressed deep condolences to the victims of the Indonesian Navy’s “Nangara” submarine crash and to their relatives. With sincere condolences. At the request of the Indonesian government, the Chinese army has sent ships to the relevant waters of the Lombok Strait to assist Indonesia in the rescue of the wrecked submarine “Nangala”.

The information released by the Chinese Ministry of National Defense at the time did not mention what kind of ship was sent, but it was undoubtedly a professional submarine rescue ship. At present, only a few countries in the world such as the United States and China have relatively complete submarine rescue capabilities.

On May 1, the Indonesian Navy said in a statement that it welcomed the Chinese Navy’s humanitarian assistance to the Indonesian government. Indonesian Admiral Yudo revealed the progress of the salvage of the submarine. “According to the high-level military information, the Chinese Navy is on the way to rescue.”

He said that the Singapore Navy’s search and rescue equipment can only salvage the submarine. Lightweight parts of submarines. As for the heavy parts, I hope that the ships of the Chinese Navy can help.

According to earlier reports, on April 21, the submarine “Nangala” of the Indonesian Navy lost contact during a torpedo launching exercise. On April 25, the Indonesian military confirmed that the submarine had sunk and all 53 people on board were killed. The wreckage of the submarine was found at a depth of 838 meters in the waters of Bali and has been broken into three sections. The cause of the crash is currently unclear.