Denmark’s maritime traffic agency warned ships to steer clear of a 5-nautical-mile (9.25-kilometer) radius off of the Danish island of Bornholm after a suspected gas leak overnight from the defunct Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
According to the authority, the gas leak “is dangerous for maritime traffic,” with overnight pressure in the pipeline dropping from 105 bars to 7.
Namely, authorities had spotted a “large bubble field near Bornholm,” with the Nord Stream spokesman Ulrich Lissek, saying that “the pipeline was never in use, just prepared for technical operation, and therefore filled with gas.”
Nord Stream 2 was completed in late 2021, but was suspended before it entered service shortly before Russia invaded Ukraine. It was designed to double the flow of Russian gas directly to Germany.
As DW informs, Russia representatives have previously suggested that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline should be allowed to go into operation.
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