The US Navy said Monday the USS Connecticut hit an uncharted underwater hill on October 2 while patrolling the South China Sea.
The Navy still wasn't sure last week, but it has now completed its investigation into the incident involving USS Connecticut, a new report says.
The Pentagon has denied accusations of a cover-up, pointing to public comments and a press statement on the incident.
Navy officials have speculated that the submarine may have run into something like a shipping container or shipwreck.
US Navy submarines have a long history of operations in the Arctic, including under the ice that covers much of the region. Surfacing through that ice is a common feature of submarine exercises up there, but even with that experience, it’s still a tricky manoeuvre. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
US Navy submarines ventured into the Arctic again this year for Ice Exercise 2020, a biennial exercise that allows the sub force to maintain readiness for sustained operations in the region’s unique and challenging conditions. This year’s version of the exercise comes amid growing interest in the increasingly accessible Arctic […]