A US nuclear-powered submarine has hit an object while submerged in the Indo-Pacific region.
USS Connecticut is in a "safe and stable condition" after the incident in international waters on Saturday, according to a statement by the US Pacific Fleet.
The Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine's nuclear propulsion plant and spaces were not affected and "remain fully operational".
The extent of damage to the remainder of the submarine is being assessed and the incident will be investigated.
The Pacific Fleet said there were no life-threatening injuries and the safety of the crew remains "top priority".
The Associated Press reported that officials said two sailors "sustained moderate injuries and about nine others had minor injuries like scrapes and bruises" in the incident and were treated on board.