Port Said Canceled: Academician Chersky Passed the Strait of Gibraltar

Recently, marine navigational resources that track the movements of the Akademik Chersky crane-mounted pipe-laying vessel сообщилиthat after landing in the Atlantic on the Canary Islands (Spain), it abruptly changed direction and headed for Port Said (Egypt). However, KMTUS passed the Strait of Gibraltar and is now moving northward along the coast of Portugal, continuing to move towards the Baltic Sea.

It should be noted that the transfer of the indicated KMTUS from the Sea of ​​Japan to the Baltic began on February 9, 2020. The ship left Nakhodka and headed for the port of Singapore, which it did not enter, but sailed to Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean, where supplies were replenished and the Russian Navy escort ships were rotated.

Along the way, the vessel has repeatedly turned off the automatic identification system (AIS), which caused concern among the services, services, and portals that monitor its movement. However, there is practically no doubt that KMTUS is sent to Kaliningrad, which should be reached in the evening of May 2, 2020, for retrofitting with the necessary equipment in order to proceed with the completion of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.

We remind you that in order to complete Nord Stream 2, it remains to lay a total of 140 km of pipes in both strands at the bottom of the Baltic. At the end of December 2019, after the announcement of American sanctions, the pipe-laying vessels of the Swiss company Allseas ceased operation. After that, KMTUS “Akademik Chersky”, owned by Gazprom Fleet LLC - 100% of Gazprom’s subsidiary, began to prepare for the transition across half the planet.
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) April 21 2020 20: 39
    Show the article to our "honorary navigator", otherwise you’re already worn out, I went through the options almost about the gas pipeline from the gray pyramids to Taurida.
  2. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) April 21 2020 22: 00
    He also will not go through the English Channel. Will go around the UK.
    1. Ibuprofen Offline Ibuprofen
      Ibuprofen (Novel) April 22 2020 17: 46
      Quote: Bakht
      Will go around the UK.

      What for?
      1. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) April 22 2020 17: 51
        English Channel Bottleneck. He will not go through the Danish Straits. Take advantage of the Kiel Canal. This is the patrimony of Germany.
        1. Ibuprofen Offline Ibuprofen
          Ibuprofen (Novel) April 22 2020 18: 04
          30 miles The fig is narrow.
          Kilkanal then narrow - 200 meters in total. Academician, by the way, Kilkanal will not crawl in size.
          1. Bakht Offline Bakht
            Bakht (Bakhtiyar) April 22 2020 18: 25
            And what are its dimensions?
            Wait and see. But something tells me that the English Channel will not be very convenient.
            1. Ibuprofen Offline Ibuprofen
              Ibuprofen (Novel) April 22 2020 22: 38
              Channel passes a thousand ships a day, why exactly is this inconvenient?
              1. Bakht Offline Bakht
                Bakht (Bakhtiyar) April 22 2020 23: 08
                Well, specifically this, it was inconvenient for Suez to go through. And Gibraltar too.
                I am not a prophet. Wait and see.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 22 2020 00: 35
    So what? And what for in such a kirdak it is not interesting .., now you can not rush ...
  4. Warrior Offline Warrior
    Warrior April 22 2020 00: 57
    He does the right thing that confuses the tracks ... otherwise it may not get to Kaliningrad ... the Americans are like "gray wolves" - they sleep and see how to destroy this ship.
    1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
      Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) April 22 2020 10: 11
      It would be simpler and more efficient to send a missile frigate to escort. "Yaroslav the Wise" is quite suitable for this, and if it is being renovated, attract something similar.
  5. gore Offline gore
    gore (Alexander) April 22 2020 11: 56
    It's time to shoot an action movie, such as "The Adventures of Chersky" or "The Hard Way to the Pipe" ...
  6. eldarabdishev1 Offline eldarabdishev1
    eldarabdishev1 (Eldar Abdishev) April 22 2020 12: 25
    My question is - was it impossible to swim across the Atlantic?
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) April 22 2020 13: 54
      My question is, was it impossible to swim across the Atlantic?

      Can. yes Through the Panama Canal. True, it turns out a little further, first the Pacific Ocean, then the Atlantic. Around the world. It was possible to walk along Antarctica, the question - why?
      1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
        Piramidon (Stepan) April 22 2020 15: 11
        Quote: 123
        Can. Through the Panama Canal.

        You can’t meddle in the Panama Canal at all. This is the estate of the Yankees. Only if around America through the Strait of Magellan.
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) April 22 2020 15: 28
          At the same time, you can admire the penguins. yes laughing