(BBC) – The US military is sending airborne assistance to aid Indonesia’s search for a missing submarine with 53 crew.
“Our thoughts are with the Indonesian sailors and their families,” Mr Kirby said in a statement. “At the invitation of the Indonesian government, we are sending airborne assets to assist in the search for the missing submarine.”
At least six warships, a helicopter and 400 people have since been involved in the search. Singapore and Malaysia have dispatched ships to the area, and Australia, France and Germany have also offered assistance.