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.”
The Pacific Fleet did not specify the USS