United States Pacific Fleet announced on Thursday that an American nuclear-powered submarine has hit an object while operating in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region.
Reports suggest that a number of sailors have been injured in the accident, but none of them faced a life-threatening condition. The vessel is now headed back to Guam for repairs.
“The submarine remains in a safe and stable condition. USS Connecticut’s nuclear propulsion plant and spaces were not affected and remain fully operational. The incident will be investigated,” the statement said.