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A US nuclear submarine was attacked by bedbugs and crew members were forced out of their bunks to sleep on chairs or on the floor.

The Seawolf-class submarines of the USS Connecticut are so tired of being bitten that they made their complaints public.

They say their bunks, called racks in the U.S. Navy, have been covered with bedbugs for a year.

“People are afraid of being bitten,” a junior officer told the Navy Times.

“If someone is deprived of sleep because they’re in bed and being eaten alive by bed bugs, they could fall asleep at the controls and let us run into an underwater mountain,” said another crew member.

The dark yellow, red or brown insects are about 5 mm long and feed on human blood