Big blow to America, mysterious accident of nuclear submarine in sea near China- 11 sailors injured- The US Navy has suffered a major setback amid a war-like situation in Taiwan and China. America’s fast-attack nuclear-powered submarine collided with an unknown mysterious object under water in the South China Sea. The US Pacific Ocean Fleet said on Thursday that 11 sailors were injured in the accident. He told that the American nuclear submarine was in international waters during the accident and the accident happened under water.
In a brief statement, the US Navy said that the USS Connecticut nuclear submarine is in a stable condition after the accident and that its nuclear plant has not been damaged. The US Navy did not say where the accident happened, but according to USNI news, the accident happened in the South China Sea. At least 11 marines are being reported injured in this.
China maintains a war-like atmosphere towards Taiwan
A defense official said the nuclear submarine is now returning to the Guam naval base and is expected to arrive by Saturday. This mysterious accident has happened at a place where large-scale naval activities have been seen in the last few months. China is showing eyes to Taiwan and other neighboring countries in the South China Sea. The US Navy is continuously sending its aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines to this area to rein in China’s grandeur.
This major accident has happened at a time when America has expressed concern that China is creating a war-like environment towards Taiwan. It has also been revealed on Thursday that the US is also training the Taiwanese army for the last one year. The Pacific Fleet of the US Navy said in its statement that this Seawolf-class nuclear submarine capable of attacking rapidly collided with a mysterious object on Sunday. The Navy said that none of the sailors suffered life-threatening injuries.
Nuclear submarine can carry 40 torpedoes or missiles
The Navy said that it is investigating the matter to ascertain the cause of the accident. The approximately 353 feet long submarine was commissioned in the year 1988 and always carries 116 crew members while on patrol. It also consists of 15 officers. This nuclear submarine can carry 40 torpedoes or missiles. After this mysterious accident, now the market of speculation has heated up and the needle of suspicion is rising on China.