Russian nuclear sub lightly damaged in collision: reports

22nd September 2011, Comments 0 comments

A Russian nuclear-powered submarine suffered light damage to its hull after being hit by a fishing boat in the Pacific and is undergoing repairs in port, news agencies quoted a military source as saying.

Wednesday's incident involved the Svyatoy Georgiy Pobedonosets, capable of carrying nuclear missiles that was built for the Soviet navy, news agencies quoted a local navy official as saying.

"The submarine suffered insignificant damage to its external hull," an unnamed source told the RIA Novosti news agency.

© 2011 AFP

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