Nord Stream 2 pipelayer left German port for Kaliningrad

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Nord Stream 2 pipelayer left German port for Kaliningrad
Nord Stream 2 pipelayer left German port for Kaliningrad
27 November 2020, 10:37SocietyPhoto: osnmedia.ru
The pipelayer "Akademik Chersky", after a month of stay at the port of Murcan in Germany, on the logistics base of the Nord Stream 2 project, is returning to Kaliningrad.

This is evidenced by the data of the portal for tracking ships Marine Traffic.

On November 26, Akademik Chersky left Murcan. On November 28 he should arrive in Kaliningrad. At the same time, the supply vessel "Umka", used for the delivery of pipes from the shore, like the ship "Finval", is at the German port.

In October, the pipelayer anchored near Kaliningrad opposite the Curonian Spit, where Finval was working. After the Akademik Chersky went to Murkan, accompanied by the ships Artemis Offshore, Ostap Sheremet (both returned to Russia in November), as well as Finvala and Umki.

It should be reminded that Nord Stream 2 envisages the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas annually from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany. The United States opposes the project, as it intends to promote its liquefied natural gas in Europe. In October, Washington announced the expansion of sanctions on Nord Stream 2. Now the restrictive measures will also affect those companies that provide services or financing for the installation of equipment on ships involved in the construction of the Russian gas pipeline. The US State Department said that, together with the Treasury Department, they are ready to "use the full range of sanctions opportunities" to stop the construction of SP-2.

According to Russian oil and gas analyst Mikhail Krutikhin, US sanctions have ended the project.

- For the Germans, all the talk about this is just a rhetorical example of the US's impudent interference in their affairs. The main thing is friction with the Americans, and concern for the fate of the lost project is only an excuse to pull deep disputes into the light. There is absolutely no harm to Germany and Europe from the loss of this additional route, the expert said.

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