The Nord Stream 2 pipelayer, the Akademik Chersky vessel, is moving away from the unfinished section of the Russian gas pipeline, according to the vessel tracking portal Marinetraffic.
According to him, now “Akademik Chersky” is heading eastward. Note that, judging by the current direction, the pipelayer may return to the Russian port again.
Let us remind you that on January 6 the ship arrived at the unfinished section “SP-2”. Before that, it had stood for almost a month in the roadstead of the Curonian Spit near Kaliningrad.
The Nord Stream 2 project envisages the laying of two lines of a gas pipeline from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany. The United States is actively opposed to the construction of the pipeline, promoting its liquefied natural gas to Europe. Washington periodically imposes sanctions against the project.
At the end of last year, the operator Nord Stream 2 AG, with the help of the Fortuna pipelayer, completed the unfinished section of the gas pipeline located in German waters. Construction of the last unfinished section, located in Danish waters, is scheduled to begin on 15 January. Both vessels are expected to be used.