A vessel capable of completing Nord Stream 2 goes to sea and teases the USA

Pipelayer “Akademik Chersky” left the port in the Baltic Sea

Amid talks about freezing the construction of Nord Stream 2, the only Russian vessel capable of completing the pipeline — the Akademik Chersky pipelayer – left the German port of Mukran on the island of Rugen and headed for the Baltic Sea.

This is evidenced by the data of the Marine Traffic portal.

A possible new route for the vessel has not yet been announced. The status of the vessel, judging by the portal data, is limited maneuverability at a short distance from the coast.

Recall that three American senators — Ted Cruise, Tom Cotton, and Ron Johnson — threatened the operator of the port of Mukran with for helping to build Nord Stream 2. They sent an official warning to the German company Faehrhafen Sassnitz that the company would come under US sanctions immediately after Akademik Chersky lowers the first pipe into the water.

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