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Please see the press release (below) from the US Navy

USS Connecticut (SSN 22) struck an object while submerged on the afternoon of 2 October, while operating in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region. There are no life threatening injuries.

The Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) struck an object while submerged on the afternoon of 2 October, while operating in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region. The safety of the crew remains the Navy’s top priority. There are no life threatening injuries.

USS Connecticut (SSN 22) file photo. (U.S. Navy/Thiep Van Nguyen II)

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 extent of damage to the remainder of the submarine is being assessed. The US Navy did not requested assistance. The incident is under investigation.