It became known why the Akademik Chersky pipe layer is accompanied by the Russian Navy

The Akademik Cherskiy pipe-laying vessel on its way to the Baltic Sea once again changed its route and refused to pass through the Suez Canal.

According to the Vesselfinder navigation portal, the pipe layer changed direction and went around the African continent.

Currently, the "Academician Chersky" is located on the island of Madagascar, and approximately March 23 will reach the capital of Mozambique - Maputo.

Such drastic changes on the ship's way to the Baltic Sea, when the direction changed several times and the transponder turned off, indicate that the pipe layer is trying to hide its location.

Earlier, at the same time as Academician Chersky, Yaroslav the Wise, a Baltic Fleet patrol ship, which, as part of a group of warships, carried an anti-piracy watch in the Gulf of Aden, left Sri Lanka.

Apparently, the gatekeeper should provide a safe passage for the pipe layer near the coast of Somalia, where local pirates hunt.

However, such an option is not ruled out that the Russian guard will accompany Academician Chersky right up to the destination on the territory of Russia.

You need to understand that the stakes in the confrontation with the United States around the construction of the Nord Stream 2 are too high, and any provocation can be expected from the Americans, up to the illegal detention of the vessel under some pretext, for example, in the case of the lawsuit of the former shareholders Yukos.
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  1. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
    g1washntwn (George Washington) 18 March 2020 11: 06
    So, it will go without calling at ports and straits. Torpedoing with a submarine or capture is unlikely, but a terrorist attack in their execution is likely to be higher than 0%.
  2. 69 Offline 69
    69 18 March 2020 11: 24
    So, there are good reasons for such a sea slalom.
  3. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 18 March 2020 18: 38
    How could it be possible to start something without the presence of this trough in the Baltic? Let without his participation. But they knew what could be anything. They knew. And they thrust the only ship capable of securing strategic construction to the other end of the world. Dunce. And nothing more.
    1. King3214 Offline King3214
      King3214 (Sergius) 19 March 2020 18: 36
      Nevertheless, they believed in the reliability and responsibility of Western corporations.
      As it turned out - in vain.
      This is not the first time that blind faith in the West turns into losses. When will businessmen and politicians start learning from mistakes?
      1. Akuzenka Offline Akuzenka
        Akuzenka (Alexander) 20 March 2020 09: 48
        Never. When it comes to BIG money, the brain of the capitalist is completely disconnected from possible risks.
    2. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter (Gleb) 21 March 2020 00: 32
      However, it is a very expensive pleasure to keep such a machine in reserve.
      An hour of work of this ship costs a lot of money, so everything is fine. The machine should work or be maintained, but not stand idle.
      The question is, why pulled only one way?
    3. vik669 Offline vik669
      vik669 (vik669) 21 March 2020 23: 46
      Dunce - yes, but the most effective in the world, which is once again demonstrated!
  4. Rus Offline Rus
    Rus 19 March 2020 21: 33
    Another multi-step! Great news! The minds are in tension.
  5. kig Offline kig
    kig 24 March 2020 11: 31
    Firstly, the author never told us why the Academician was accompanied. Piracy in Somali waters and the Gulf of Aden has long died down, and the pirate region is now Nigeria. And all sorts of meaningful hints ... like "but I know!" ... isn't this a sick imagination?
    Secondly, escort by Yaroslav the Wise and a visit to Chersky Colombo: how does the author know about this? Approaching closer to about. Ceylon, Chersky disappeared from all trackers, and the Wise does not communicate his plans by definition.
    Thirdly, Vesselfinder shows some garbage. For example, it says that ETA is in Maputo on March 23, which is utter nonsense. But Marine Traffic, for example, reports that the ship is moving to Cape Town, where it expects to be March 27th - it is much more real.