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UK, Finland, Estonia Practice Subsea Infrastructure Protection in Baltic Sea

Dec 04, 2023

The navies of Britain, Finland and Estonia were practising subsea infrastructure protection in the Baltic Sea region on Monday together with the Finnish Border Guard, Finland's Defence Forces said in a statement.In early October a gas pipeline linking Estonia and Finland was damaged along with three telecommunications cables in the area, which is known for its dense seabed infrastructure.Finland and Estonia suspect the gas pipeline and cable incidents are linked…

Saipem and Fincantieri Form Subsea Alliance

Mar 19, 2024

Saipem and Fincantieri have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to evaluate commercial and industrial opportunities for cooperation in the field of autonomous subsea vehicles (AUV) and their integration with surface and underwater units…

Denmark Ends Investigation of Nord Stream Pipeline Blasts

Feb 26, 2024

Denmark on Monday said it had dropped its investigation into the explosions in 2022 on the Nord Stream pipelines carrying Russian gas to Germany, becoming the second nation to do so after neighboring Sweden closed its own inquiry.The multi-billion…

Finland-Estonia Gas Pipeline System to Get Bigger Capacity after Repair

Nov 22, 2023

The Balticconnector gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia, which was damaged last month, will get a bigger northbound transmission capacity next year following repairs, Finnish operator Gasgrid said in a statement on Wednesday.The increase…

Finland Contacts China, Russia Regarding Baltic Sea Pipeline Probe

Oct 20, 2023

Finland's foreign ministry said on Friday it had contacted China and Russia via diplomatic channels regarding the investigation of damage to a pipeline and a telecoms cable in the Baltic Sea.Early on Oct. 8, a gas pipeline and a telecoms cable connecting Finland and Estonia were broken…

Finnish Police Complete On-site Probe at Damaged Baltic Sea Pipeline

Oct 19, 2023

Finnish police said on Thursday they had completed their crime scene investigation into the damage to a subsea gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia. The Balticconnector pipeline linking Finland and Estonia ruptured earlier this month in…

Converted OSV Enters Service in the UK as an Underwater Surveillance Ship

Oct 18, 2023

A converted offshore support vessel has taken on a new life as a dedicated underwater surveillance ship for the U.K.'s Royal Navy.Christened during a ceremony in London on October 10, RFA Proteus will be operated by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary…

Major Gas Supplier Norway Closely Monitoring Baltic Sea Pipe Burst Probe

Oct 13, 2023

Norway, Europe's largest gas supplier, is closely monitoring the progress of a probe into unexplained damage on a Baltic Sea gas pipeline, having already stepped up security at its energy installations after the Nord Stream blasts last year…

ROVCO Wins Survey Work at Proposed 1.4GW Floating Wind Farm Site

Aug 09, 2023

Rovco, a UK-based subsea robotics and survey firm, has won a contract with Flotation Energy to carry out a geo-environmental survey at its planned Cenos floating offshore windfarm, 200 kilometers off the north-east coast of Scotland.Located in the Central North Sea…

Germany Tells UN: Nord Stream Inquiry Found Subsea Explosive Traces on Yacht

Jul 12, 2023

Germany found traces of subsea explosives in samples taken from a yacht that it suspects 'may have been used to transport the explosives' to blow up the Nord Stream gas pipelines, it told the U.N. Security Council in a letter with Sweden and Denmark…

Russia's Medvedev Says Moscow Now Has Free Hand to Destroy Enemies' Subsea Cables over Nord Stream Blasts

Jun 14, 2023

A close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday there was no reason for Moscow not to destroy its enemies' undersea communication cables given what he said was Western complicity in the Nord Stream pipeline blasts.A sharp drop in pressure on both pipelines was registered on Sept…

Swedish Prosecutor Believes State Actor Behind Nord Stream Pipeline Blasts

Apr 07, 2023

A state actor's involvement in the blast of the Nord Stream pipelines last year is the 'absolute main scenario', though confirming identity will prove difficult, the Swedish prosecutor investigating the attack said on Thursday.In September 2022…

Nord Stream Pipeline Blasts Probe Continues, but Culprits Difficult to Determine

Apr 06, 2023

It will likely be difficult to determine who blew up the Nord Stream pipelines connecting Russia and Germany in the Baltic Sea last year, Sweden's prosecution authority, which is investigating the incident, said on Thursday. The Sept. 26 explosions…

Object Near Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Poses No Safety Risk - Denmark

Mar 30, 2023

An object found close to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea appeared to be a maritime buoy and does not pose a safety risk, the Danish Energy Agency said on Wednesday. The object, which was retrieved on Tuesday by the Danish navy…

Nord Stream Gas Pipelines Rupture: Survey Underway, No Conclusions Reached Yet, Says Novak

Jan 20, 2023

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said on Thursday that a survey of the ruptured undersea Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines was still under way and no conclusions had been reached, RIA news agency reported.Both pairs of lines were…

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