US submarine collides with unknown object in the Pacific Ocean

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Nuclear submarine USS Connecticut (SSN-22) collides with an unknown object

The submarine independently returns to the port, its condition is assessed as safe and stable.

A US nuclear powered submarine collided with an unknown object in international waters in the western Pacific during a dive. This was announced on Thursday, October 7, by the TV channel. CNN with reference to the US Navy.

“The submarine is in a safe and stable condition. The USS Connecticut nuclear power plant and the interior have not been damaged and remain fully operational. An investigation into the incident will be conducted,” the ministry said in a statement.

At the same time, 11 sailors on board the submarine were injured in the collision.

“There are no life-threatening injuries,” the US Navy said.

What specific object the boat collided with is still unclear. Navy officials intend to conduct an investigation to find out the causes of the incident.

The USS Connecticut (SSN-22) submarine is currently heading for Guam and is expected to arrive within the next day.

The submarine, based at the Kitsap-Bremerton naval base in Washington state, was deployed on May 27 in the Pacific Ocean. USS Connecticut is one of three boats of the “Sea Wolf” class. Along with the USS Sea Wolf (SSN-21) and USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23), the USS Connecticut is one of the most efficient and well-equipped submarines in the US Navy.

Recall that in early August, the Russian nuclear submarine Eagle lost its speed for a while off the coast of Denmark. The crew of the Danish patrol boat Diana, who accompanied a group of three Russian ships, called the situation “dramatic.”

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