JUST IN: US Nuclear Sub Hit an ‘Underwater Object’ in South China Sea

A United States nuclear submarine struck an “object” while submerged in the South China Sea, the Navy said in a Thursday statement.

Acknowledgement of the Oct. 2 incident involving the Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Connecticut came five days after it took place. “The submarine remains in a safe and stable condition,” the Navy said, noting that there were no life-threatening injuries. “USS Connecticut’s nuclear propulsion plant and spaces were not affected and remain fully operational.”

Officials said
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