The USS Connecticut needed repairs after the incident. Photo: Handout
The USS Connecticut needed repairs after the incident. Photo: Handout

USS Connecticut’s South China Sea accident was preventable, report concludes

  • Inquiry blames failings that ‘fell far below US Navy standards’ for the collision with an underwater mountain
  • The South China Sea is one of the most sensitive waterways in the world, and Beijing accused the US of ‘irresponsible’ behaviour after the accident last October

The USS Connecticut needed repairs after the incident. Photo: Handout
The USS Connecticut needed repairs after the incident. Photo: Handout
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