October 08, 2021 19:55 PM
[CCTV News]US media reported on October 7 local time that a US nuclear-powered submarine collided with an unidentified object in the international waters of the South China Sea on the 2nd, causing many injuries.
According to a statement issued by the U.S. Pacific Fleet on the 7th, the U.S. Navy’s “Connecticut” nuclear-powered submarine hit an unidentified object while snorkeling in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region on the afternoon of October 2, causing the submarine to jolt and the people on the submarine suffered abrasions, but There was no serious injury, and the submarine’s nuclear power plant was not affected, and it is still operating normally.
The US Pacific Fleet stated in its statement that it would investigate the incident and assess the extent of the damage, but it did not mention the need to seek help from other agencies. According to Reuters, a US official who requested anonymity was quoted as saying that the incident occurred in the international waters of the South China Sea. Less than 15 people were slightly injured in the incident, and two of the injuries were classified as “moderate.”
The “Connecticut” is currently heading to Guam on its own power for further inspection. The US Pacific Fleet stated that it is not yet clear what the submarine hit.
The “Connecticut” is a Seawolf class nuclear-powered fast attack submarine. It was launched in 1997 and entered service in 1998.