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