11 Injured in Underwater Collision Involving Nuclear Submarine


  • Eleven crew members were injured when a U.S. Navy nuclear-powered submarine crashed into an "unknown submerged object" while traveling through international waters, Navy officials revealed Thursday.
  • "The Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Connecticut struck an object while submerged on the afternoon of October 2nd, while operating in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region," reads a statement released by the Navy's Pacific Fleet. "The safety of the crew remains the Navy's top priority. There are no life-threatening injuries."
  • Two crew members were treated for "moderate injuries," while the remaining nine suffered "bruises, bumps and lacerations," according to the Navy. As for the submarine, it "remains in a safe and stable condition," according to the statement. An investigation is underway to determine what the submarine hit.
  • Does the fact that there's been no mention of a navigational error make this collision more mysterious?

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