According to the source, the Blue Ship was not subject to US restrictions. The publication reported this with reference to an American official.
“The vessel, known as the Blue Ship, was mentioned in connection with its work on a nearly completed pipeline, but was not sanctioned because it belongs to an organization affiliated with the German government,” Bloomberg writes.
Earlier, MEP Gunnar Beck told how US pressure could prevent the launch of Nord Stream 2. According to him, in any case, the Russian-German gas pipeline will still be launched, as it meets the interests of Berlin.