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US Nuke-powered Submarine Makes Port Call In South Korea


Last update: 13/10/2017

SEOUL, Oct 13 (Bernama) -- A US nuclear-powered submarine on Friday made a port call at a city in southeast South Korea, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing Yonhap news agency on Friday.

The Ohio-class submarine USS Michigan (SSGN-727) arrived at Busan, South Korea's southeastern port city, earlier in the day. It was the second port call of the US submarine to the South Korean port city.

The nuclear-powered submarine is capable of carrying about 150 Tomahawk missiles, according to Yonhap.

It replaced another US submarine, the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Tucson (SSN 770) that had stayed in Jinhae, a city in South Korea\'s southeastern region, on Oct 7 to 11.

The US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan was expected to arrive at South Korea in the near future as the South Korean navy announced the joint maritime drills with the US navy next week.....