It is specified that Fortuna barge will deal with the pipe-laying. Murman and Baltic explorer vessels of the Russian Marine Rescue Service will help the barge.
The Danish Maritime Authority will ban the approaching to the vessels during their work for closer than a few hundred meters.
Initially, the launch of a 1,200 km gas pipeline was planned for January 2020. However, in December 2019, the works on the pipe-laying on the bottom of the Baltic Sea were stopped due to the threat of the U.S. sanctions toward the European contractors.
Washington believes that the Nord Stream 2 will make Europe more dependent on the Russian gas. According to U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo, Washington works on the creation of the coalition to prevent the end of the construction. Germany and some other European countries held discussions about possible sanctions also concerning the Nord Stream 2 amid the poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny.
However, at the beginning of October, the Danish Energy Agency granted a permit to operate a section of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, subject to a number of conditions ensuring the safe operation of the pipelines.