U.S. submarine collides with support vessel

Source : 112 Ukraine

The incident took place near the coast of Washington
11:30, 20 August 2016

The ballistic-missile submarine USS Louisiana (SSBN 743) and a U.S. Navy Offshore Support Vessel collided while conducting routine operations in the Strait of Juan de Fuca off the coast of Washington state. The U.S. Submarine Force Pacific reported this at their official website.

There were no injuries to personnel. Assessments of the damage to both the submarine and the U.S. Navy Offshore Support Vessel are being conducted. The incident is currently under investigation, the message says.


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