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Russian vessel able to complete Nord Stream 2 pipeline
Team Sea and Coast | 10/07/2020

According to a data from Refinitiv Eikon, Russian vessel Fortuna which is likely able to complete the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, has left the German port of Mukran in the Baltic Sea, days after Denmark gave the project green light.

On Tuesday, the data showed that Fortuna left Mukran, where pipes for the Nord Stream 2 are stored and is now moving in Danish waters. Fortuna is a pipe-lay crane vessel and is sailing under the Russian flag. It was built in 2010.

Officials refused to comment on the Russian gas giant Gazprom, which leads the project, and Nord Stream 2’s operations. One more Russian vessel, Akademik Cherskiy, which also able to lay pipes, is moored near Mukran.

The US President Donald Trump recently imposed sanctions in December on the pipeline which resulted in Nord Stream 2 suspending their construction for the pipeline

On Monday the Danish Energy Agency said that it would allow the Gazprom-led project to use pipe-laying vessels with anchors in lieu of the more advanced vessels using self-positioning technology, which are affected by U.S. sanctions.