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US submarines collides in the East Sea: the most unpredictable seabed in the world

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Analysts say the changing topography of the seabed as well as the noise of ships make the South China Sea a dangerous place for submarines.

CNN on October 8, quoted analysts as saying that the area of ​​​​the South China Sea where a US submarine has just crashed is also one of the most difficult submarine waters in the world.

 

Two US defense officials previously said the US nuclear-powered submarine USS Connecticut rammed an underwater object in the South China Sea on October 2.

 

Officials said 11 sailors aboard the USS Connecticut were injured, of which about nine suffered minor injuries. These sailors were all treated on the submarine. According to a statement from the Pacific Fleet, no soldiers suffered life-threatening injuries.

US officials did not give details of the accident, but said they would investigate and fully evaluate the incident. USS Connecticut is one of three Seawolf-class submarines of the US Navy with a price of about 3 billion USD each. The ship with a displacement of 9,300 tons was commissioned in 1998 with a crew of about 140 people.

 

Although it has been more than 20 years, the ship has been upgraded with many modern technologies and is extremely quiet, fast, equipped with modern sensors, with the ability to carry the most weapons compared to other attack submarines of Vietnam. US, including 50 torpedoes as well as Tomahawk cruise missiles .

 

While the US Navy did not disclose what damaged the submarine, observers believe the South China Sea is a difficult environment for the submarine’s advanced sensor systems.

“It could be a small object that makes the sensors undetectable in a noisy environment,”

said Alessio Patalano, professor of war and strategy at King’s College London (UK).

 

Navy ships utilize passive sonar equipment to identify things in the water near ships, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Unlike active sonars that send signals and measure the reflections back to the ship, passive sonar only detects sound directed towards the ship.

 

This allows the submarines to be quiet and hidden from the enemy, but also means they have to rely on other equipment, or use a lot of passive sonar to identify objects in the way.

Because the South China Sea is one of the busiest commerce channels and fishing areas on the planet, any noise from ships on the sea might prevent submarines from identifying possible threats below.

“Depending on where the problem is, the intervening sound can affect the sensors,”

said Patalano.

 

According to Carl Schuster, a former US Navy officer, not only ships have the ability to influence submarines in the South China Sea.

 

“It was a very bad environment for hearing. Inter-island currents and unstable water conditions can affect sound reception,

he said.

 

Besides, he thinks it is possible that the ship is affected by what is below:

“The water and seabed environment there changes slowly but always. It is an area where regular seabed mapping is required. You can hit a mountain that has never been recorded down there.”

According to Schuster, that is also the reason why the US and China regularly patrol and survey in the South China Sea.

 

In April, an Indonesian submarine sank in the Bali Strait, killing 53 sailors. Indonesian Navy officials said the accident was caused by “natural/environmental factors,” but did not elaborate.

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

According to El Chiringuito, Cristiano Ronaldo has advised Manchester United’s board to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Zinedine Zidane.

Following a 4-2 loss to Leicester City on Saturday, Solskjaer has been under greater scrutiny.

The Red Devils have lost three matches in the Premier League.

United’s leadership is said to have given Solskjaer their full support, believing the 48-year-old would enhance the team’s performance.

Senior officials at Old Trafford, on the other hand, are weighing their alternatives and have identified him as a viable contender, based on Ronaldo’s proposal.

According to the report, Zidane has met with United’s management, but he is interested in succeeding Didier Deschamps as France’s new head coach.

It’s also been reported that Zidane was approached by both PSG and Newcastle United, but the former Real Madrid manager declined both offers.

 

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker.

Hon Gbolahan Yishawu, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has stated that the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is ready to nominate Bola Tinubu, the party’s national leader, as its presidential candidate in 2023.

The outcome of Saturday’s State Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that they were ready to appoint Tinubu the APC’s flag bearer.

The legislator, who represents Eti-Osa II, made the statement immediately after the congress, which took place at Lagos State’s Mobolaji Johnson Arena Stadium.

The success of the Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that internal democracy was here to stay.

He praised party members for maintaining peace and order throughout the congress’s conclusion.

“As you can see here, everything is peaceful and orderly, and the rules and regulations of the party are being played according to the party’s constitution, and we are upholding all democratic and pragmatic stakeholders of today, internal democracy is working in the All Progressive Congress party,”

he said.

“For us in Lagos State, the Congress demonstrates that we are one and unified, and that we can galvanize ourselves, and by God’s help, our wish is for our leader, Aisiwaju Bola Tinubu, to be the party’s presidential candidate in 2023.”

Tinubu is rumored to be eyeing the presidency in 2023.

Posters have been seen in certain states, and a campaign office has been established in Abuja.

Despite the outpouring of support from his fans, the former governor of Lagos State has stayed mute about his presidential ambitions.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

Rt. Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia State, has praised his boss, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, for their overall cordial relationship and synergy.

He restated his sincere commitment to continue to support and collaborate with Ikpeazu in all of his efforts to provide the people of the state and Nigeria with a strong and effective democratic government.

The praise was contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Governor and made available to journalists in Umuahia on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Obasi Okibeh Onwukah, congratulating Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday on Monday.

Oko Chukwu said it was thrilling to be a part of the Abia administration, which has been led by Governor Ikpeazu since 2015, especially because of the state’s historic successes in all areas of the economy, which have substantially improved the state’s face and fortunes.

According to him, there are a thousand and one plausible reasons to thank and appreciate God for the clean bill of health he has bestowed upon the State Chief Executive, adding that his entire family is relying on God’s divine assurance to confidently declare that Kinetic Governor will continue to celebrate many more glorious birthdays ahead in stronger and healthier condition.

While congratulating him on his 57th birthday, the Abia Deputy Governor prayed that God Almighty would sustain and empower him in everything that he does in order to positively and effectively lead Abia State to higher heights for the glory of God and the common welfare of humanity.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday milestone on Sunday.

To honor the Abia Governor, the President joined the whole Ikpeazu family, their friends, and acquaintances.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made the announcement on Sunday.

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