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Eleven sailors hurt after US submarine strikes object in Indo-Pacific: Reports US Submarine
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Eleven sailors hurt after US submarine strikes object in Indo-Pacific: Reports

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Oct 2021, 09:40 am

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: Eleven sailors were injured after a US submarine struck an object in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region on Saturday, USNI News outlet reported on Thursday citing a Navy official.

The Navy said that 11 sailors received moderate to minor injuries in the incident.

The vessel will now sail to Guam, where it is expected to arrive within the next 24 hours.

The US Navy’s Pacific Fleet said in a statement that the submarine remains in safe and stable condition, and that the nuclear propulsion plant remains unaffected and fully operational.