The wreckage was discovered 2,800 feet deep in the Bali Sea.
Rescuers have discovered the missing Indonesian Navy’s submarine broken into three parts deep in the waters off the coast of Indonesia.
Officials announced on Sunday that the KRI Nanggala-402 submarine has been discovered at 2,800 feet deep in the Bali Sea, according to Reuters. All of the crew onboard the ill-fated vessel are presumed to be dead.
"The KRI Nanggala is divided into three parts, the hull of the ship, the stern of the ship, and the main parts are all separated, with the main part found cracked," said Yudo Margono, the Indonesian Navy chief of staff.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo shared his condolences to the families of the submarine’s crew.
"All of us Indonesians express our deep sorrow over this tragedy, especially to the families of the submarine crew," Widodo said on Sunday to reporters.
Though rescuers have discovered various pieces of debris including a life vest that may have been aboard the submarine, they have yet to recover any bodies of the crew — leaving some hope there may be survivors.
"There is still hope, I won’t stop hoping," the wife of one of the crew members told The New York Times.
"Sub Miss" to "Sub Sunk"
The discovery marks a grim milestone for the tragic saga of the KRI Nangala-402, which began when the 44-year-old vessel went missing on Wednesday during a torpedo training exercise.
Hopes of finding the submarine and potential survivors were greatly diminished when officials discovered debris that they believed escaped through a crack in the vessel’s hull.
"We have now moved from the ‘sub miss’ phase to ‘sub sunk,’" Margono said at a press conference, according to NBC News.
It’s a tragedy — but hopefully, the discovery of the wreckage will offer a small bit of closure for the families of the submarine’s crew.
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