A US nuclear submarine was broken after hitting an unidentified object whereas working underwater in Asia, the US Navy stated Thursday.
The USS Connecticut, a nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine, “struck an object whereas submerged on the afternoon of Oct. 2, whereas working in worldwide waters within the Indo-Pacific area,” the navy stated in a press release.
It stated there have been no life-threatening accidents, however USNI Information, a website specializing in navy information, reported that a few dozen sailors had been damage “with reasonable to minor accidents.”
USNI Information additionally stated the submarine was working within the South China Sea, the place the US Navy has sought to problem China’s disputed territorial claims on small islands, reefs and outcrops.
The navy stated the extent of the harm is being examined and the incident investigated.
“The submarine stays in a secure and secure situation. USS Connecticut’s nuclear propulsion plant and areas weren’t affected and stay totally operational,” it stated.
USNI Information stated the vessel is now headed to the US base at Guam.
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