Video has emerged of the tragic crew of an Indonesian submarine singing a local hit whose title means “Goodbye” – a few weeks before the vessel sank with all 53 sailors aboard.
Heri Oktavian, the commander of the ill-fated KRI Nanggala 402, is among those gathered around a seaman strumming an acoustic guitar, Agence France-Presse reported.
“Even though I’m not ready to be missing you, I’m not ready to live without you,” the sailors sing in the poignant rendition of “Sampai Jumpa.” “I wish all the best for you.”
The footage was recorded as a farewell for the outgoing commander of the navy’s submarine corps, whose successor assumed the role in early March, military spokesman Djawara Whimbo told AFP.
A video still showing the crew of the KRI Nanggala-402 submarine singing along to a hit song called “Goodbye” weeks before