U.S. Seawolf-class nuclear submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) has run into an unidentified object during the submergence in the Indo-Pacific region. The crew did not take any casualties, press office of the US Pacific Fleet reports.
The incident occurred in the South China Sea.
"The submarine remains 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 U.S. Navy has not requested assistance. The incident will be investigated", reads the statement.
On October 1, the closing ceremony of the bilateral exercises of the Ukrainian and Romanian navies Riverine-2021 took place on the Ukrainian-Romanian border, in the water area of the Danube River. The command of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine posted that on Facebook. The crews of ships participating in the training maneuvers on the Danube performed the Sail pass naval ritual, passing a collision course with a military salute. This year, the final meeting of the leaders of the exercise took place on board one of the ships of the Romanian Navy, which hosted the drills.