China demands that the US reveal the location of the submarine hitting the mountain

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China demands that the US reveal the location of the submarine hitting the mountain 4
China demands that the US reveal the location of the submarine hitting the mountain 4

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on November 2 that the US explanation for the USS Connecticut submarine colliding with an underwater mountain in the East Sea was `far from satisfactory`.

`Nearly a month after the incident, the US said the submarine hit an unidentified submarine mountain and covered up the location by saying it took place in international waters in the Indo-Pacific

Mr. Uong said that the US has not disclosed the exact location of the accident, the intention of the nuclear submarine’s route and whether the accident caused a radiation leak that affected the environment.

`These issues have never been clearly explained and the incident shows how irresponsible the US is. We once again call on the US to present details of the accident and fully respond to concerns and suspicions.`

The submarine USS Connecticut returned to Kitsap-Bremeton naval base in Washington state, USA after the ICEX 2018 exercise in July 2018.

A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry also called on the US to stop sending warships and military aircraft through the area to carry out what the country considers a `provocative act`.

On November 1, the US Navy said the Connecticut submarine collided with an uncharted submarine mountain in the East Sea.

A source in the Chinese navy said the navy knows the location of the Connecticut submarine’s accident and their main concern is what the US warship is doing there.

`The accident occurred in a narrow trench in the East Sea. What China is worried about is not the object that the Connecticut ship hit, but what the warship did before the accident occurred,` the source said.

Connecticut is one of three Seawolf class submarines, the most expensive attack submarine in the world with an estimated cost of $8.5 billion per unit.

China demands that the US reveal the location of the submarine hitting the mountain

Submarine USS Connecticut in Guam on October 30.

Naval expert Ly Kiet in Beijing said that the US sent submarines to operate near the Chinese coast to collect noise identification of this country’s warships.

`Each ship, including surface ships and submarines, has a unique noise identification similar to a human fingerprint. With noise identification, the US can learn about the Chinese navy’s squadrons,

Mr. Ly hypothesized that the US Navy may not know that undersea volcanoes in the area have been very active in recent years.

Collin Koh, an expert at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, said human error `is often the main cause of incidents` such as the Connecticut ship crashing into a submarine.

`It could be simple negligence, failure to comply with standard operating procedures or misjudgment of the maritime situation. Such errors still occur, despite the complex technologies on modern submarines.`

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