Authorities admitted today that British and French nuclear submarines collided earlier this month, resulting in significant damage to both vessels. The British HMS Vanguard and the French Le Triomphant were both undergoing routine patrols in the Atlantic when the two vessels struck each other.
"They briefly came into contact at a very low speed while submerged. There were no injuries. Neither their nuclear deterrence missions nor their safety were affected," said France's defense ministry in a statement.
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While British and French officials have insisted there was never any danger or a nuclear explosion being set off by the crash, the incident has resurfaced concerns about the safety of nuclear weapons.
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