The United States completed an investigation into an incident in the South China Sea involving an American nuclear submarine. On October 7 this year, a US Navy submarine collided with an unidentified object. The Pentagon official then was quick to say that the topography of the area at the time of the accident did not indicate that there was a land mass in front of the boat.
Nevertheless, this is exactly what happened. According to the investigation report, USS Connecticut survived the collision with the seamount.
A submarine collided with a previously unknown seamount during an operation in international waters of the Indo-Pacific
- read out the conclusion of the official representative of the 7th Fleet Hayley Sims.
Those responsible for the accident will be held accountable, Sims said.
Were previously published satellite images of the damaged submarine, which is currently based in Guam. During the collision, USS Connecticut reportedly damaged the ballast tanks in the bow.