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Video of KRI Nanggala 402 crew singing goodbye song went viral

 Video of KRI Nanggala 402 crew singing goodbye song went viral This handout from the Indonesia military taken on February 20, 2019 and released on April 21, 2021 shows the crew and officers during a ceremony onboard the Indonesian Cakra class submarine KRI Nanggala 402 at the naval base in Surabaya. Indonesia's military said it was searching for the submarine with 53 crew aboard after losing contact with the vessel during naval exercises off the coast of Bali on April 21, 2021. (AFP/Handout)
Jakarta   ●   Mon, April 26, 2021 2021-04-26 17:29 21 0920e6703081f028872405a5263fc87c 2 National Nanggala,viral-video,farewell,sailor Free

A poignant video has emerged showing the crew of a sunken Indonesian submarine singing happily together on board their vessel.

The video, filmed a few weeks before the KRI Nanggala 402 went down with all hands lost, shows some of the 53-strong crew singing "Sampai Jumpa", an Indonesian hit whose title means "Goodbye".

Submarine commander Lt. Col. Heri Oktavian is among those gathered around a seaman strumming an acoustic guitar.

"Even though I'm not ready to be missing you, I'm not ready to live without you," the sailors sing.

"I wish all the best for you."

The video was recorded as a farewell for the outgoing commander of the navy's submarine corps, whose successor took up his role in early March, Indonesian military spokesman Lt. Col. Djawara Whimbo told AFP.

The German-built submarine -- one of five in Indonesia's fleet -- disappeared early Wednesday while it was scheduled to do live torpedo training exercises off Bali.

Indonesian Military announced Sunday it had found the vessel in pieces on the seafloor, around 800 metres (2,600 feet) below the surface.