The Danish Maritime Authority granted Nord Stream AG a waiver to approach the pipeline damage area, a vessel chartered by the company moved into the damage area and began inspecting the damage points at the Nord Stream gas pipeline, its duration will depend on weather-related access restrictions, the operator said

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News/Sputnik – Nov 14, 2022) The Danish Maritime Authority has granted Nord Stream AG a waiver to approach the area of ​​gas pipeline damage, a ship chartered by the company moved into the area of damage and began to inspect the damage points of the Nord Stream gas pipeline, its duration will depend on weather-related access restrictions, the operator said.

“The Danish maritime authority has granted Nord Stream AG a derogation which allows, under certain conditions, in particular weather conditions, to approach the damaged area at a sufficient distance to carry out part of the work concerned”, indicated the Nord company in a statement. communicated.

It is specified that on November 11, the radius of the area restricted to maritime navigation was reduced from 5 nautical miles to 500 meters around the damaged area of ​​the gas pipeline.

“Immediately after receiving permission to enter the restricted area, the vessel chartered by Nord Stream AG moved to the damaged area and began to inspect the pipeline break points. The duration of the investigation will depend on weather-related access restrictions to the damaged area,” added Nord Stream AG.

At the end of September, damage was discovered on three of the four strings of the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines. Nord Stream AG said the damage was unprecedented and the time to repair could not be estimated. The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office has opened an investigation into an act of international terrorism. The European Union is also investigating the possible causes of the damage.