【7月4日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

Indonesia ended salvage efforts on June 2, 2021, to retrieve a disaster-stricken submarine that cost 53 lives and prompted questions over the maintenance of military equipment in the world's fourth most populous nation.

The 44-year-old submarine lost contact with the Indonesian navy on April 21 while preparing for a torpedo drill in the Bali Sea, triggering a desperate international search and rescue effort to find it before oxygen supplies ran out.

When the vessel was discovered days later in three parts, authorities acknowledged the difficulties of recovering the submarine from a depth of 840 meters (2,756 ft).

Indonesian Navy spokesman Julius Widjojono said there were no plans to continue the retrieval effort after co-operation with China ended.

中譯:

印尼於2021年6月2日終止欲將遇難潛艦尋回的打撈作業,該艦折損53條人命,並引發對這個全球第4人口大國在軍備維修方面的質疑。

這艘艦齡44歲的潛艦,於4月21日在峇里海進行魚雷操演整備時,與印尼海軍失聯,國際義無反顧投入搜救工作,期於該艦氧氣用罄前能將之尋獲。

幾天後,當這艘潛艦被發現已斷成3截時,有關當局坦承,要從水深840公尺(2756英尺)處將之尋回,困難重重。

印尼海軍發言人威迪約諾表示,在與中共的合作結束後,尚無其他繼續找回該艦的計畫。

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─關鍵軍語─

※retrieve:

To find and bring back something.

※desperate:

Used or undertaken in desperation or as a last resort.

※authority:

The persons or the body exercising power or command.

例句:

More than 125,000 school teachers in Myanmar have been suspended by the military authorities.

緬甸有超過12萬5千位學校教師,已遭其軍事當局停職。

新聞來源:路透社(Reuters)