Sailors hurt after Navy submarine collides with object in South China Sea

Sailors hurt after Navy submarine collides with object in South China Sea


Several sailors suffered minor injuries after a US Navy submarine collided with an unidentified object last weekend in the South China Sea, multiple reports indicated Thursday.

The US Pacific Fleet said in a statement that the fast-attack sub USS Connecticut struck the object while submerged on the afternoon of Oct. 2. The statement noted that there were “no life-threatening injures” and added that the sub was “in a safe and stable condition.”

“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 statement concluded. “The U.S. Navy has not requested assistance. The incident will be investigated.”

Trending: DEVELOPING: Five People and One Police Officer Injured in Boise, Idaho Mall Shooting – One Suspect in Custody (VIDEO)

The Pacific Fleet did not specify the USS

Continue reading

You Might Like

 

Join the conversation!

Please share your thoughts about this article below. We value your opinions, and would love to see you add to the discussion!

Thanks for sharing!
Send this to a friend