ZUG, Switzerland — Nord Stream AG has completed its initial collection of data gathering at the location of the damage to the Nord Stream pipeline 1 in the waters of the Swedish exclusive economic zone.
This revealed technogenic craters with a depth of 3 m to 5 m on the seabed about 248 m apart from each other.
The section of the pipe between the craters is destroyed, with the radius of pipe fragments dispersion at least 250 m. Analysis of the survey data continues.
Late last month Nord Stream AG chartered a specially equipped vessel to visit the offshore location. The company announced at the time it was waiting for the Danish authorities to grant permits for assessing damage to the pipeline in the Danish exclusive economic zone.
The ruptures on the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline system under the Baltic Sea has led to what is likely the single-biggest release of methane ever recorded, the United Nations Environment Programme said in early October.