In the Indo-Pacific region, a US Navy submarine collides with a submerged object.

161214-N-CC918-003 BREMERTON, Wash. (Dec. 15, 2016) The Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) departs Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for sea trials following a maintenance availability. (U.S. Navy photo by Thiep Van Nguyen II/Released)

On the 2nd of October, a nuclear-powered US Navy submarine collided with an item while submerged in international seas in the Indo Pacific.

The USS Connecticut (SSN 22), a Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine, is currently secure and stable, according to the US Navy.

Although no life-threatening injuries have been sustained, 11 sailors have been injured, two of them have significant injuries and the others have minor bruising.

The injured sailors were sent to the submarine for treatment.

The US Pacific Fleet issued a brief statement on 7 October stating that the USS Connecticut is still fully operational and that its nuclear propulsion plant has not been harmed.

“The amount of damage to the remains of the submarine is being examined,” the statement continued.

There will be an investigation into the occurrence.

The incident occurred in the South China Sea, according to media reports.