With incredible candour, Indonesian navy first petty officer Setyo Wawan opened up on national television about the toll his job placed on his family.
“The moment your vessel submerges into the water, that means you are already dead,” Mr Setyo told the Indonesian program Warrior.
“I say this also to my wife and children. When your husband leaves for his duties on a submarine operation, take it as if your husband has already died. Pray to Allah that your husband would be given safety, smooth passage and ease [in life] wherever he is.”
Read the full story by Cait Kelly in the New Daily here.