The appearance of several auxiliary vessels was recorded near the Akademik Chersky pipelayer, which was called a possible completion of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, according to the MarineTraffic vessel tracking portal.
The "Akademik Chersky" itself is currently in the Baltic Sea off the coast of the Kaliningrad region. On October 1, he left the German port of Mukran, where pipes for Nord Stream 2 are stored. Chersky's current status is limited maneuverability.
In September, the supply vessel "Ivan Sidorenko" arrived there, which is planned to be used to supply pipes during the completion of the gas pipeline. Yesterday it also maneuvered near Kaliningrad, and is currently at anchor in the port of Svetly.
At the same time, a Russian supply vessel “Umka” appeared near the “Chersky” itself, which is used to deliver pipes from the shore. The Russian multipurpose vessel Finval, which also left the port of Mukran, is also located in the immediate vicinity of the Chersky. Another supply vessel, the Baltic Researcher, also sails under the Russian flag and is close to the pipelayer with limited maneuverability.
It remains to lay the last 160 kilometers of the gas pipeline.