The pipe-laying ship Akademik Chersky, capable of completing the “Nord stream- 2,” reached German territorial waters and anchored. Interfax, concerning data from marine vessel movement control systems, reported it on Saturday, May 9.
The ship docked in the waters of the port of Mukran. This is where the “Nord stream-2” construction logistics terminal is located.
The pipelayer changed its direction and destinations several times before arriving in Germany. In particular, on May 3, the Akademik Chersky was located near Kaliningrad. The ship set off in February and initially headed to Singapore, then changed course to Sri Lanka, and then to the Egyptian Port Said.
In December 2019, the United States imposed sanctions against “Nord stream- 2.” For this reason, the Swiss company Allseas, which is engaged in the construction of the gas pipeline, withdrew its pipe-laying vessels from the Baltic Sea and stopped work.
In turn, the head of the Ministry of energy Alexander Novak noted that 2.3 thousand km of the gas pipeline has already been laid, and Russia will complete the remaining segment itself.
The “Nord stream-2” gas pipeline is being built from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea to ensure direct gas supplies to Europe.