Russian-Flagged Ship Surveys Nord Stream Pipelines

A Russian-flagged civilian vessel has arrived at the site of the Nord Stream pipeline leaks to survey the site, a spokesman for the Swedish Navy told Storyful on Thursday, October 27.

“We have known for quite a few weeks now that the owner of the Nord Stream 1 would like to conduct their own survey of the damaged area of the pipeline,” Jimmie Adamsson, public affairs officer for the Swedish Navy, told Storyful.

“The vessel arrived today. It’s a civilian ship, it is Russian-flagged but it is a civilian ship and it’s chartered by the owner of the Nord Stream 1,” he said.

Adamsson said that communication had been established with the visiting vessel: “We are working in the same area and therefore we have to have a bridge of communication so there won’t be misunderstandings but everything is calm at the area and there is no drama at the scene.”

The Swedish Navy has been conducting a military investigation into the leaks since Monday and expect it to finish this week. Credit: Storyful via Storyful

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- We have known for quite a few weeks now that the owner of the Nord Stream 1 would like to conduct their own survey of the-- of the damaged area of the pipeline.

And the vessel arrived today. It's a civilian ship. It has-- it is Russian-flagged. But it's a civilian ship. And it's chartered by the owners of the Nord Stream 1.

We are working in the same area. And therefore, we have to have a [INAUDIBLE] communication so there won't be any misunderstanding. But everything is calm in the area. And there is no drama at the scene.

We have been conducting our own military investigation there since Monday. And we expect it to be finished this week. But of course, it all depends on the weather.

We have known for quite a few weeks now that the owner of the Nord Stream 1 would like to conduct their own survey of the damaged area of the pipeline.

And the vessel arrived today. It's a civilian ship. It has-- it is Russian-flagged. But it's a civilian ship. And it's chartered by the-- by the owners of the Nord Stream 1.

We are-- we are working in the same area. And therefore, we have to have a [INAUDIBLE] communication so there won't be any misunderstanding. But everything is calm in the area. And there is no drama at the scene.

We have been conducting our own military investigation there since Monday. And we expect it to be finished this week. But of course, it all depends on the weather.