March 27, 2023

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US submarine fired after colliding with seabed near China | The world

This decision removed the commanding officer, Cameron Algelani; Executive Officer, Patrick Cashin, And the head of the ship, Cory Rodgers. The layoffs were announced after an investigation into an underwater accident in the disputed area of ​​the South China Sea in the Pacific Ocean.

After the collision, the USS Connecticut was forced to ship Browse the surface for a week until you reach Guam, Pacific island controlled by the United States.

“A. Sonar rating, A Making wise decisions And adherence to required procedures Navigation planningThey could have avoided the crash if they had taken care of the group’s mission and managed the risks, “the Seventh Fleet of the U.S. Navy, based in Japan, said in a statement.

After damage assessment Guam, The submarine will return to the Bremerton base in the state Washington, On the west coast of the United States, to be repaired.

Last week, the U.S. Navy said an investigation revealed that the submarine had collided with an unmapped “mountain” while patrolling beneath the surface.

MAP – South China Sea – Photo: g1

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Eleven employees were injured in the crash. According to reports, the strike damaged the ballast tanks in the submarine’s bow, but did not damage its nuclear generator.

The U.S. Navy frequently acts in the region to challenge China’s regional claims on small islands, reefs and corals claimed by other countries in the region, such as the Philippines and Vietnam.

With the decision of Vice Admiral Carl Thomas, commander of the Seventh Fleet, Algelani was transferred as an interim commander.

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