A heartbreaking video shows the crew of the doomed Indonesian military submarine singing on board just weeks before the craft sank.
The clip shows some of the 53 sailors on the vessel smiling as sang the popular Indonesian hit “Sampai Jumpa” on his guitar.
The song title translates as “goodbye” or “until we meet again”.
Only weeks after the beautiful scene was filmed, the KRI Nanggala-402 sank to the seabed, killing all 53 aboard.
The video was released by Indonesian military chiefs as more parts from the submarine were retrieved, including an anchor and fluorescent orange safety suits for emergencies. The discovery came a day after the navy first confirmed it found parts of the vessel and declared that it had sunk, effectively ending any chance of finding survivors.
An international search and rescue effort involving aircraft and specialised naval vessels had raced against the clock to find the submarine in case it was still intact and before oxygen ran out.
Unfortunately, on Sunday April 26, four days after the submarine was declared missing, military chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto confirmed the Nanggala had sunk and all of it crew had died.
He said: “With deep sadness, I can say that all 53 personnel onboard have passed. We received underwater pictures that are confirmed as the parts of the submarine, including its rear vertical rudder, anchors, outer pressure body, embossed dive rudder and other ship parts.
“With this authentic evidence, we can declare that KRI Nanggala 402 has sunk and all the crew members are dead.”
The short video was recorded weeks before the disaster as part of a submarine commander’s farewell, according to the Indonesian military.
Below is the video:
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