U.S. Nuclear Submarine Operating In South China Sea Struck Underwater Object, Sustains Damage: Reports

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The U.S. Navy is launching an investigation into a mysterious incident that recently happened to a U.S. nuclear-powered submarine operating in the Indo-Pacific region where the submarine sustained an undisclosed amount of damage after colliding with an underwater object.

“The Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) struck an object while submerged on the afternoon of Oct. 2, while operating in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region,” the U.S. Navy said in a statement. “The safety of the crew remains the Navy’s top priority. There are no life-threatening injuries.”

“The submarine remains in a safe and stable condition,” the statement continued. “USS Connecticut’s nuclear propulsion plant and spaces were not affected and remain fully operational. The extent of damage to the remainder of the submarine is being assessed. The U.S. Navy has not requested assistance. The incident will be investigated.”
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