December 7, 2021

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The captain of a US submarine was removed from his position after it collided with the seabed near China |  Globalism

The captain of a US submarine was removed from his position after it collided with the seabed near China | Globalism

The decision removed the leader, Cameron Gilani; executive officer, Patrick Cashinhead of the ship Corey Rodgers. The separations were announced after an investigation into the underwater incident in the disputed area of ​​the South China Sea in the Pacific Ocean.

After the collision, the USS Connecticut was forced to Surf the surface for a week until you reach GuamAn island in the Pacific Ocean under the control of the United States.

“a Sonar evaluation, a Make a wise decision And adhere to the necessary procedures in Navigation layoutThe Japan-based US Seventh Fleet said in a statement that in addition to monitoring the team’s work and managing risk, they could have avoided the accident.

After assessing the damage in GuamThe submarine will return to Bremerton Base in the state of Washington, on the west coast of the United States, to undergo repairs.

Last week, the US Navy reported that an investigation revealed that the submarine had hit an unidentified “mountain” while on patrol under the surface.

Map – South China Sea – Image: g1

Remember the submarine accident

11 crew members were injured in the accident. According to reports, the raid damaged the ballast tanks at the front of the submarine, but its nuclear generator was not damaged.

The US Navy often conducts operations in the region to challenge China’s territorial claims to islets, reefs and atolls, which are also claimed by other countries in the region, such as the Philippines and Vietnam.

By decision of Vice Admiral Karl Thomas, commander of the 7th Fleet, Gilani was replaced by a temporary commander.

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