Crossing the Baltic Sea and Gazprom

South Pacific Familyadventure 2008
Claes Brodin
Mon 20 May 2019 21:51
We left Kärdla early morning May 20 and came out on a dead calm and flat Baltic Sea. The whole crossing was a very enjoyable first tour of the season and as expected took 28hrs before reaching homeport (160Nm).
Just in the middle of the Baltic Sea on international waters we passed a congregation of Russian ships constantly communicating over VHF radio. We later learned to know these ships are working on the Nord Stream 2 project.
This project launched by Russian Gazprom is a congregation of companys and knowhow, building a pipeline on the seabed for gazdeliverance from Russia to Germany. The project is controversial with several EU countries and USA critizising the fact that Germany (a NATO allied) becomes dependent of Russia on such a vital thing as energysupply. Gazprom related companys have also tried to gain access to some Swedish ports for the job, but have been denied .
Picture taken with my mobile and quality as expected.

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