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USS Connecticut collides with unidentified object in South China Sea

Source : 112 Ukraine

The incident caused no damage to the nuclear propulsion system. No casualties occurred among the staff
08:48, 8 October 2021

USS 'Seawolf' operates in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and conducts a brief stop for personnel in the vicinity of Tromso, Norway, on Aug. 21, 2020
U.S. Navy

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.

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