Gas Spill In Danish Waters : The Anonymous Sabotage

Gas Spill In Danish Waters : The Anonymous Sabotage
  • PublishedSeptember 28, 2022

What is happening in the Baltic Sea ? Since last Monday, three gas leaks have spotted out on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 undersea gas pipelines. Accident or sabotage, the Danish Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, is leaning over “deliberate acts” and “not an accident”.

Out of service because of the Ukraine war, the NordStream 1 and 2 are linking Russia to Germany. Like Denmark, Sweden does not see this as an act of aggression against it, as the incidents took place outside its territorial waters, in the exclusive economic zones. According to Copenhagen, the leaks are expected to last “at least one week”, until all the gas is out of the two facilities.

It remains to be seen who is behind this sabotage. Who benefits from the crime ?

As I mentioned before in a previous article, Seabed Warfare, this is the kind of threat Western countries will need to deal with in a very near future.

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  • […] An incident already happened in the South of Svalbard last year. On January 2022, the Svalbard Undersea Cable System was cut. It was a twin submarine fiberoptic communication cable connecting Longyearbyen with Andøya north of Harstad in northern Norway. The damage let the Faroe and Shetlands Islands without internet access. The incident happened a month after the sabotage of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipeline. […]

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