A terrifying video filmed on board the doomed Indonesian submarine that killed 53 sailors revealed a happier moment captured before the tragedy.
The poignant footage shows a group of soldiers smiling and singing around a guitarist playing a hit called Sampai Jumpa, or “Goodbye”.
Just weeks after this video was recorded, all men would be killed after the KRI Nanggala-402 broke in at least three parts deep in the Bali Sea.
The Indonesian Navy released the video when it was confirmed that all 53 crew members aboard the missing submarine were dead after the broken remains were found.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo expressed his condolences to the members of the occupation.
He said: “All of us Indonesians express our deep sorrow over this tragedy, especially to the families of the submarine crew.”
During the search effort, rescuers had found new items, including a life jacket they believe belong to those aboard the 44-year-old ship that lost contact on Wednesday as it prepared to conduct a torpedo drill.
Military chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto told reporters, “Based on the evidence, it can be established that the KRI Nanggala has sunk and all of its crew have died.”
Navy chief of staff Yudo Margono said the crew was not responsible for the accident.
“The KRI Nanggala is divided into three parts: the hull, the stern of the ship and the main parts are all separated, with the main part being cracked,” he said.
Search teams said Saturday they found items such as prayer mat fragments and a bottle of periscope lubricant near the submarine’s last known location, leading the Navy to believe the ship had cracked.
Mr Margono said a sonar scan detected a submarine-like object 850 meters beyond the diving range of the Nanggala.
The diesel-electric powered ship was designed for a depth of up to 500 meters.