Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Sub Sunk

A submarine missing since Wednesday off the coast of Bali with 53 people on board has been lost, the Indonesian navy said on Saturday.

Parts of the submarine, along with debris including prayer mats, were found near to where it went missing, the navy chief of staff said.

A scan detected the sub at a depth of 850m (2,800ft), well beyond its survivable limit.

That's sad news. But I figured as much when an oil slick was spotted where the sub went down.

I can't imagine the terror of being inside of a sinking submarine, waiting for the hull or bulkheads to implode. I can only hope it was quick, but one thing about the sea-- "mercy" is not in its vocabulary.

5 comments:

seafury said...

Has there been any information about the sub itself? Not too conversant on things nautical, but I'd be interested to learn where Indonesia
Got the Sub.

Tod Germanica said...

@seafury
It was a German diesel-electric sub, 40 years old but partially updated in 2012. Suffocation is a bad way to die for sure but if the boat imploded you'd be instantly incinerated and crushed so you likely wouldn't feel a thing in the tiny fraction of a second it took to compact.

CenterPuke88 said...

Type 209, if you want to wiki it.

Stewart Dean said...

Kipling on machines:
But remember, please, the Law by which we live,
We are not built to comprehend a lie,
We can neither love nor pity nor forgive.
If you make a slip in handling us you die!
We are greater than the Peoples or the Kings—
Be humble, as you crawl beneath our rods!-


https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46786/the-secret-of-the-machines

dinthebeast said...

They found it, or three big chunks of it.

-Doug in Sugar Pine