U.S. Navy’s Mini-Sub Collides with Fixed Object

U.S. Navy’s Mini-Sub Collides with Fixed Object
U.S. Navy’s Mini-Sub Collides with Fixed Object

A U.S. Navy SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) was damaged after it collided with a fixed object during training at a disclosed area on October 24. The SEAL sub-collision was classified as a "Class A" mishap by the Naval Safety Command, which assumes more than $2.5 million in damages.


No one was injured in the accident. The SDV is a mini-submarine launched from a bigger submarine that ferries SEALs on missions. SEAL Delivery Vehicle Teams specialise in three primary mission sets: underwater insertion and extraction of special operations troops, underwater special operations, and underwater/maritime special reconnaissance. Command officials said they were getting ready to get their SDV MK 11 at initial operating capability (IOC) this spring. The MK 11 is slated to replace an MK 8 variant, ferrying SEALs around under the sea since the early 1980s. It was the second Class A afloat mishap of the fiscal 2023 season, which began on October 1.U.S. Navy’s Mini-Sub Collides with Fixed Object