The video was recorded with a mobile device inside the submarine before it disappeared in the waters north of an Indonesian island last Wednesday. The submarine, with 53 crew members on board, was found dead on Sunday.
A video clip of the sailors from the sunken Indonesian submarine has sprung up showing them singing a song called “Goodbye” inside the ship and has stirred many Indonesian netizens after the tragic death of its 53 passengers.
The video was recorded by a mobile device inside the submarine KRI-Nanggala-402 before it disappeared in the waters north of the Indonesian island of Bali last Wednesday and was located on Sunday at a depth of more than 800 meters after an international search.
The sailors sang, one of them with a guitar, in the presence of the captain of the submarine, Heri Octavian, “Although I am not ready to miss you, I am not ready to be without you, I hope you are your best.” .
Se trata de la canción de la Banda Indonesia Endank Soekamti, Yogyakarta origins.
Henrik Paulson, professor at Swedish Defense University and friend of Herri Octavian, was one of the first to share the video on social media a few days ago.
A Twitter user said in a comment to the video: “They sing a song called ‘Sampai Jumpa’ which means ‘Goodbye’ (…) and the song is a farewell, and they seem to be singing it farewell to us all.
The submarine, a Cakra model manufactured in Germany in 1978 and delivered to Indonesia three years later, disappeared about 40 minutes after it was submerged at dawn last Wednesday during a military maneuver.
The location of the KRI-Nanggala-402 was identified on Sunday by a submarine from Singapore that was participating in the search for a large-scale device that also involved Australia, India and the United States.
The Indonesian authorities have ruled out that the accident was caused by human error and suspect that it began to crack when it was between 400 and 500 meters below the surface.
In the aftermath of the tragedy, Indonesian President Joko Widodo stated that the state would grant “high-level promotions and honors” to the 53 soldiers who were killed “for their sacrifice and dedication.”
Authorities are now working to recover the bodies of sailors from KRI-Nanggala-402, which, despite being manufactured more than 40 years ago, were restored in 2012 in South Korea.