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Russian Ship That Could Finish Nord Stream 2 Link Reaches Baltic

  • Akademik Cherskiy arrives at Kaliningrad: ship-tracking data
  • Russia expects Nord Stream 2 to be finished by end-2020
The Akademik Cherskiy.

The Akademik Cherskiy.

Source: Marine Traffic

A Russian pipe-laying ship that could help finish the Nord Stream 2 gas link to Europe has anchored at the Baltic Sea port of Kaliningrad after sailing for three months from the Pacific.

The Akademik Cherskiy, which has changed destinations several times on its way, recently signaled it was set to arrive in Kaliningrad on Sunday, tanker tracking data show. Late last year, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak mentioned that vessel as an option to complete the pipeline that will bring Russian gas to Germany via the Baltic Sea.