NUCLEAR SUB CRASH
The Vanguard — which is capable of carrying up to 16 nuclear-armed Trident missiles — was towed back to a submarine base in Scotland with visible dents and scrapes, the BBC reported.
The Le Triomphant suffered damaged to a sonar dome in the front of the submarine but returned under its own power to its base on L'Ile Longue on France's western tip, according to the French military.
Neither France nor Britain would confirm the exact date of the collision, but said it took place earlier this month. France issued a brief statement Feb. 6 saying the Le Triomphant had struck "a submerged object" that was probably a shipping container.
. . . . . . . . . . . . .THIS COLLISION TOOK PLACE DEEP UNDER THE ATLANTIC OCEAN ACCORDING TO NEWS REPORTS . . . . . .FEBRUARY-16-2009 . . . NEWS RELEASE.