ZUG, Switzerland — Although pressure in both lines of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea has stabilized, operator Nord Stream AG has not been able to inspect the damaged sections having not received the required permits.
The company said the Swedish authorities had imposed a ban on shipping, anchoring, diving, use of underwater vehicles and geophysical mapping around the damage sites, following last week’s leaks.
And according to the Danish authorities, processing of Nord Stream AG’s request for the survey may take more than 20 working days.
Nor does the survey vessel chartered by the company have permission to depart from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to press reports, Norwegian police have placed drone detection systems on some of Norway’s offshore oil and gas platforms to investigate recent overflights.