The “Nord stream 2” pipe layer left the German port of Mukran

After several months of continuous parking, the Akademik Chersky pipe layer left the German port of Mukran, the logistics base of “Nord stream 2,” where pipes for the construction of the gas pipeline are stored, according to data from the Marine Traffic and Myshiptracking ship tracking portals.

Although the ship is moving away from the port, the point of arrival in the Marine Traffic system is again listed as Mukran. According to the Myshiptracking system, the return arrival to the port of Mukran is scheduled for May 8, 2021.

A few hours later, the ship remains at a slight distance from the port, but its movement has stopped.

“Nord stream-2” involves constructing two strands of a gas pipeline with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year from the coast of Russia through the Baltic Sea to Germany.

Earlier on Thursday, the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) granted Nord Stream 2 AG permission to operate the “Nord stream-2” pipeline on its continental shelf. However, the Danish section of the gas pipeline has not yet been completed.