Second Pipelay Vessel On Station for Nord Stream 2 Construction

The pipelay vessel Akademik Cherskiy has transited into Danish waters to begin work on the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline, joining the sanctioned Russian pipelay barge Fortuna. 

In December 2019, Nord Stream 2 lost pipelay contractor Allseas after the U.S. Congress passed a bill that would penalize any pipelay shipowner involved in the project. The pipeline's sponsor, Gazprom, chartered and repositioned two Russian vessels – Fortuna and Akademik Cherskiy – as substitutes for Allseas'...

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