Vessels for the completion of Nord Stream 2 this time go through the Suez Canal


Ships that finish the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline follow the shortest route to the Baltic - through the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean. This way is also convenient for escort vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, which have secured the supply ships Ivan Sidorenko and Ostap Sheremet off the coast of Sri Lanka.


According to the navigation portal Vesselfinder, on Sunday, June 14, both ships entered the waters of the Red Sea and sailed between Yemen and Eritrea at a speed of 10 knots. To this place from Sri Lanka, water transport moved about 10 days.

The supply vessels are guarded by two ships of the Russian Navy - the rescue tug "Professor Nikolai Muru" and the frigate "Admiral Grigorovich." Both warships are constantly stationed in Sevastopol, and before sailing to the Indian Ocean they were on guard off the Syrian coast. Completion ships need to be guarded, first of all, during the passage of the Gulf of Aden, since here attacks of Somali pirates still occur.


While maintaining the same speed, Ostap Sheremet and Ivan Sidorenko will reach their destination in the Baltic Sea by early July. Ships proceed to the German port of Mukran, where the pipelayers of the gas pipeline under construction - Academician Chersky and Fortuna are located there.

US authorities threaten to impose sanctions on participants in the construction of Nord Stream-2, and both supply vessels are among them - this indirectly confirms that Ostap Sheremeta and Ivan Sidorenko will be engaged in the completion of SP-2.
  • Photos used: https://flot.gazprom.ru/
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  1. race Offline race
    race (Yaroslav) 15 June 2020 18: 26
    -1
    The author could explain why supply ships are needed for the completion of the gas pipeline? The pipelayers are already there. And yet, and closer to the Baltic Fleet there are no such supply ships?
    1. aleksandrmakedo Offline aleksandrmakedo
      aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 16 June 2020 10: 04
      +1
      Quote: Rasen
      The author could explain why supply ships are needed for the completion of the gas pipeline? The pipelayers are already there. And yet, and closer to the Baltic Fleet there are no such supply ships?

      https://pikabu.ru/story/kak_delayut_trubyi_dlya_vtorogo_severnogo
      _potoka_plyus_dva_bonusa_po_teme_6382704

      https://www.mk.ru/politics/2020/06/13/severnyy-potok-2-rassoril
      -germaniyu-i-ssha-trevoga-v-berline-narastaet.html
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 15 June 2020 19: 44
    -3
    Oh, another adventure for the media ...
  3. aleksandrmakedo Offline aleksandrmakedo
    aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 15 June 2020 19: 58
    +2
    Quote: Rasen
    The author could explain why supply ships are needed for the completion of the gas pipeline? The pipelayers are already there. And yet, and closer to the Baltic Fleet there are no such supply ships?

    Do the rafts fit pipes to the stackers? If the length of the pipe is 20 meters, and about 200 km are laid, how many pieces of pipes (2 threads, take into account) do you need? Give a pen and a piece of paper, did not forget how to count in a column?
    1. race Offline race
      race (Yaroslav) 16 June 2020 00: 55
      -1
      Dear Victor Kuzmich, please master the site interface. If you are replying to someone's comment, then click on the "reply" under the comment, and only then on the "quote". Can you guess what this is for?

      Quote: aleksandrmakedo
      Do the rafts fit pipes to the stackers? If the length of the pipe is 20 meters, and about 200 km are laid, how many pieces of pipes (2 threads, take into account) do you need? Give a pen and a piece of paper, did not forget how to count in a column?

      But this question should be asked to the organizers of this "Great Construction." I myself have a number of questions for them: How did it happen that the pipelayers are already at the construction site, but there are no ships that are supposed to carry the pipes? The question is, what did you think before? And why for this work the ships have to be driven all the way from the Indian Ocean? Well, at least not from Vladivostok or Petropavlovsk again. Didn't you find it any closer? And yet, why were warships suddenly needed? Not one of the civilian fleet found? Does Gazprom no longer have ships?
      I expected to find answers to these questions in this article, but, apparently, the author himself is not in the know.
      I will not be surprised at all if, after the arrival of these two vessels, the construction still does not resume - it suddenly turns out that, for example, the pipes have ended.
      PS Leave a pen and a piece of paper for yourself, suddenly come in handy. smile
      1. savage1976 Offline savage1976
        savage1976 16 June 2020 06: 14
        +1
        Try to read the article again and calculate the number of moving ships. As for me, it says about two civilian auxiliary courts and about two warships that have taken control of civilian vessels. The pipelayer is undergoing re-equipment now, but did the supply vessels have to wait in the roadstead, or did they have to do other work? It became clear with the timing of the re-equipment of the pipe layer, the supply vessels did their job, got free and you moved to the place of the other work. Everything is written in Russian.
        1. race Offline race
          race (Yaroslav) 16 June 2020 16: 29
          0
          Quote: savage1976
          ... and you moved to another venue

          Excuse me, but we did not move anywhere.
          Yes, these supply vessels belong to Gazprom Fleet. They are based precisely in Vladivostok. From there they are going now. As for their employment with other jobs, "Ivan Sidorenko" on January 31 arrived in Vladivostok for the winter parking -

          https://www.korabel.ru/news/comments/na_zimnyuyu_stoyanku_
          vo_vladivostok_vernulos_sudno_snabzheniya_ivan_sidorenko.html

          And Ostap Sheremet was handed over to Gazprom Flot only on January 30 -

          https://sudostroenie.info/novosti/29278.html

          There is no information that these vessels performed any work before the start of summer.
      2. aleksandrmakedo Offline aleksandrmakedo
        aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 16 June 2020 09: 41
        +2
        Quote: Rasen
        Dear Victor Kuzmich, please master the site interface. If you are replying to someone's comment, then click on the "reply" under the comment, and only then on the "quote". Can you guess what this is for?

        Quote: aleksandrmakedo
        Do the rafts fit pipes to the stackers? If the length of the pipe is 20 meters, and about 200 km are laid, how many pieces of pipes (2 threads, take into account) do you need? Give a pen and a piece of paper, did not forget how to count in a column?

        But this question should be asked to the organizers of this "Great Construction." I myself have a number of questions for them: How did it happen that the pipelayers are already at the construction site, but there are no ships that are supposed to carry the pipes? The question is, what did you think before? And why for this work the ships have to be driven all the way from the Indian Ocean? Well, at least not from Vladivostok or Petropavlovsk again. Didn't you find it any closer? And yet, why were warships suddenly needed? Not one of the civilian fleet found? Does Gazprom no longer have ships?
        I expected to find answers to these questions in this article, but, apparently, the author himself is not in the know.
        I will not be surprised at all if, after the arrival of these two vessels, the construction still does not resume - it suddenly turns out that, for example, the pipes have ended.
        PS Leave a pen and a piece of paper for yourself, suddenly come in handy. smile

        Methods of action are TOOLS to achieve the goal. Ready is the result. Since the tools should be varied and complementary (a hacksaw does one thing, a plane does another, etc.), many tools have been chosen, including such as exhausting the nerves of gas buyers, and discrediting opponents of construction and opponents of transit. Have you noticed how uncomfortable the Germans, the main recipients, and the main shareholders in the construction of pipes 1, 2 feel? Have you noticed that they do not want to quarrel with Russia, looking for any ways not to harm (fatally), and not fall under the pressure of their masters themselves? They have already freed Pipe-1 from restrictions that oblige us to load it only by half. Further. The story of gas turbines of power plants for the Crimea. They "agreed" that the turbines are not really Siemens. And there is no need to fine Russia for installing them in Crimea. Further. And what about the "proposal" to supplement pipe 2, which is missing half of its volume, with hydrogen? I like this idea. Not because (this is probably impossible physically to do), but because they pull the cart from their side. We have 5 years before the end of the extended transit agreement through Ukraine. So, it seems to me, the rapid completion and precise organization of work, within six months (no more), would have done much less to destroy the unity of this whole camarilla. Here, perhaps, a piece of paper and calculations in a column will not help. Here the adding machine is needed. The computer is already for a snack. The pipes haven't run out. The warehouse is there - to the horizon. They showed a photo of a pipe warehouse, which, somehow by accident, suddenly began to disappear. Apparently, they moved to the pipelayer moored to the pier.
        PS Did as you advised. Something did not notice the difference. Do not tell me what the trick is?
        1. race Offline race
          race (Yaroslav) 16 June 2020 15: 57
          0
          Quote: aleksandrmakedo
          PS Did as you advised. Something did not notice the difference. Do not tell me what the trick is?

          The fact that I receive a notification of the response to my comment. As well as to you now.
          1. aleksandrmakedo Offline aleksandrmakedo
            aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 16 June 2020 16: 48
            +2
            Quote: Rasen
            Quote: aleksandrmakedo
            PS Did as you advised. Something did not notice the difference. Do not tell me what the trick is?

            The fact that I receive a notification of the response to my comment. As well as to you now.

            What a won! Thank you, I didn’t know.
    2. aleksandrmakedo Offline aleksandrmakedo
      aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 16 June 2020 10: 11
      +1
      Quote: aleksandrmakedo
      Quote: Rasen
      The author could explain why supply ships are needed for the completion of the gas pipeline? The pipelayers are already there. And yet, and closer to the Baltic Fleet there are no such supply ships?

      Do the rafts fit pipes to the stackers? If the length of the pipe is 20 meters, and about 200 km are laid, how many pieces of pipes (2 threads, take into account) do you need? Give a pen and a piece of paper, did not forget how to count in a column?

      Wrong. The length of the pipe is 12 meters. And all you need to lay 200000 pieces of pipes.
  4. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 15 June 2020 21: 49
    -4
    What is the act of the "Marlezon ballet"? Tired of it all for a long time somehow ...
  5. aleksandrmakedo Offline aleksandrmakedo
    aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 16 June 2020 09: 52
    +2
    Quote: Arkharov
    What is the act of the "Marlezon ballet"? Tired of it all for a long time somehow ...

    Then go take a walk to the side. Have a rest. It’s harmful for you to think.