OREANDA-NEWS. The pipe-laying ship Akademik Chersky, which the head of the Russian Ministry of Energy Alexander Novak called capable of building the gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, goes around Denmark and heads to the Baltic Sea. This was reported on April 29 by TASS news agency with reference to the data of the vessel-tracking portals.

Akademik Chersky started her journey in February from Nakhodka (Far East of Russia). She went towards Singapore, and then to Sri Lanka. After that, the course was laid to the city of Suez (Egypt), but later changed to the port of Maputo (Mozambique). By the end of March, the ship circled Africa and headed to Capetown (South African Republic). By April 10, the vessel was supposed to be in Congo, but went to Las Palmas (Canary Islands), where she arrived on April 18.