The Connecticut submarine remains “safe and stable after impact,” the Navy said in a statement. CNN reported that the incident took place in the South China Sea, in which several sailors were injured.
According to the Pacific Navy report, the ship’s reactor and its structure were not damaged and were fully operational. The remaining damage to the submarine is estimated.
According to the Japanese Kyoto Agency, the incident came as tensions between Washington and Beijing erupted over increased Chinese military incursions into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone.
According to the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet, the United States, Japan and other U.S. allies took part in military exercises off the southwestern coast of Okinawa this weekend. Three U.S. and British aircraft carriers, as well as Japanese naval self-defense forces and other ship destroyers took part.
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