The U.S. should provide details of the incident with the nuclear submarine USS Connecticut, which collided with an unknown object in the Indo-Pacific region. This was announced by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian on Friday, October 8.
“China is deeply concerned about this incident. The U.S. and other countries involved should inform the relevant details, including the exact location of the incident, the purpose of the trip, details about what the submarine encountered, whether there was a radiation leak or whether there was environmental damage,” he said during the briefing.
On Oct. 2, the nuclear-powered submarine USS Connecticut, one of three Seawolf-class boats, collided with a certain underwater object in international waters in the South China Sea.
On Oct. 7, the U.S. Pacific Fleet reported that 11 sailors were injured after the USS Connecticut nuclear submarine collided with an unknown object in the South China Sea. They suffered minor and moderate injuries.
On October 8, CNN TV channel, citing two US Defense Department officials, reported that the collision of the US nuclear submarine with an “unidentified object” in the South China Sea occurred amid growing tensions between the US and China in the region, while the submarine itself struck the object underwater.