It’s the terrible outcome that was feared inevitable when a submarine vanished off the coast of Bali three days ago.

The navy believes the submarine has sunk to a depth of 850 metres below the surface, way beyond its maximum operating capacity or crush depth of 500 metres. Although acknowledging a miracle would be needed for anyone to have survived, the navy chief said the multinational search effort, which has been aided by Australia, would continue.
We are preparing medical evacuation for the crews who may still possibly be safe, Margono said.
The navy believed the 42-year-old diesel-powered vessel may have suffered a blackout and said in that scenario there was only sufficient oxygen supply to last for three days.
That period expired at 3am local time (6am AEST) on Saturday but search crews had refused to give up hope, with ships from Singapore and Malaysia rushing to the scene to join Indonesian warships and helicopters. Australias sonar-equipped HMA Ballarat frigate joined the rescue bid on Friday.
Despite the discovery of debris, the navy chief said that if the submarine had not suffered a power outage and crew members remained alive, then there would be enough electricity to produce oxygen for five day or until early Monday morning.
The estimated co-ordinate point for the submarine was 3.2 kilometres from where it set off for its dive.
Margono said that based on the items that were found to have emerged from the submarine, the vessel had sustained cracks due to the pressure from the depth of 700 metres to 800 metres.
These things came out while they were actually installed inside [the submarine], particularly the item for holding the torpedo. The fact that it came out … it means there were huge cracks, he said.
The HMAS Ballarat, which had been on deployment in the region and was sent urgently to the search site, has been heavily involved in the search due to its ability for underwater detection. Margono said it had found detected an object of some kind via sonar on Friday night, as did Indonesias KRI Rigel warship and other vessels.
If the submarines location is confirmed, a remotely operated submergible vessel attached to Singapores MV Swift Rescue ship would be deployed, he said. It can travel to a depth of 1000 metres.
The German-built KRI Nanggala 402, one of two of its kind in Indonesias fleet of five submarines, entered active service in 1981 but was refurbished in South Korea between 2010 and 2012.