US Nuclear Sub's Mystery Collision Was With 'Underwater Mountain': Report

US Nuclear Sub's Mystery Collision Was With 'Underwater Mountain': Report

Newsdesk |
November 2, 2021

The American nuclear submarine damaged last month in the South China Sea hit an uncharted seamount, USNI News reported, an explanation that would ease concerns that it had collided with a foreign vessel in the contested waterway.

New Delhi, 02 November 2021

As per news report of NDTV, an investigation into the Oct. 2 collision involving the USS Connecticut found the submarine had struck a previously unknown submerged feature, the U.S. Naval Institute website reported, citing a legislative source and two defense officials familiar with the findings. The matter has been sent to Vice Admiral Karl Thomas, the Seventh Fleet commander, for review whether further actions are warranted. Eleven sailors were injured in the crash, which damaged the Connecticut's forward ballast tanks and forced the crew to make a weeklong voyage on the surface to return to port. The vessel is currently in Guam undergoing repairs, and the U.S. Navy has repeatedly said the nuclear reactor and propulsion system were not affected in the incident.

Source - NDTV


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