Leadership of U.S. submarine that hit object relieved of command- officials

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WASHINGTON, Nov 4 (Reuters) - The enactment of an American nuclear-powered submarine that deed a seamount successful the South China Sea past period volition beryllium relieved of command, U.S. officials told Reuters connected Thursday.

The U.S. Navy fast-attack submarine Connecticut deed the submerged entity past period but determination were nary superior injuries and the vas is presently successful Guam. Fifteen radical suffered insignificant injuries specified arsenic bruises and lacerations.

The officials, speaking connected the information of anonymity, said the enactment was relieved due to the fact that of a nonaccomplishment of assurance aft the clang and that an probe was underway.

They said 3 work members would beryllium removed from their positions connected the submarine.

It is not wide however agelong it volition instrumentality to the repair the submarine. While specified crashes are rare, Navy ships successful the Pacific person had a fig of accidents successful caller years.

In 2017, a U.S. guided rocket destroyer collided with an lipid tanker adjacent Singapore, sidesplitting 10 sailors.

Reporting by Idrees Ali; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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