Singapore and Malaysia have dispatched ships to the world, and Australia, France and Germany have additionally provided help.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby mentioned: “Indonesia is an effective good friend and strategic companion.
“We had been all deeply saddened to see the experiences about their submarine and our ideas and our prayers are with the Indonesian sailors, the Indonesian navy, and naturally all their households.”
The German-built submarine joined the Indonesian fleet in 1981, the defence ministry mentioned, and underwent a refit in South Korea that was accomplished in 2012.
The vessel was constructed within the Nineteen Seventies and was mentioned to be in good situation.