Russian laying vessel “Akademik Chersky”, able to finish the pipeline “Nord stream-2”, took a course in Kaliningrad. This is evidenced by data portals for tracing Myshiptracking and Vesselfinder.
Arrival at the destination planned for the night of may 3. Thus, throwing of the vessel, which in recent weeks have indicated the opposite information about the route ended.
Now “Academician Chersky” is in the Kattegat, between Denmark and Sweden, near Copenhagen. To Kaliningrad he’s got about 800 miles.
The ship left the port of Nakhodka in mid-February. Against the background of statements of Russia about the possibility to finish the construction “Nord stream-2” on their own, it was assumed that it will go to the Baltic sea.
However, first, the pipelayers went to South Africa to, apparently, avoid entering the Suez canal. Arriving to the Canary Islands, “Academician Chersky” announced next destination the Egyptian Port said that has forced to assume his intention to return to the far East.
But instead, the ship headed to the North sea and later indicated by the destination port Discovery. Leading expert of the national energy security Fund Igor Yushkov suggested that thus pipelay trying to avoid the rapid introduction of sanctions against it that could obstruct the passage through the Straits.
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