Posted by News Express | 5 November 2021 | 630 times
The US Navy has sacked three top crew members aboard a nuclear submarine that crashed into an underwater mountain.
Commander Cameron Aljilani and two others were removed after an investigation into the incident in the disputed South China Sea.
The USS Connecticut struck the object last month, forcing the vessel to come to the surface for a week and sail to the US territory of Guam.
Navy officials say the crew members "could have prevented" the collision.
Last week, the navy said the submarine had hit an uncharted "seamount" while patrolling below the surface.
A seamount is a mountain that rises from the ocean floor.
The incident happened amid rising tensions in the region.
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