Explosive-Laden Drone Found Near Nord Stream Pipeline

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Explosive-Laden Drone Found Near Nord Stream Pipeline

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:41
Photo from external Nord Stream pipeline survey by ROV in 2014 (© 2014 Nord Stream)
Photo from external Nord Stream pipeline survey by ROV in 2014 (© 2014 Nord Stream)

Ruling out sabotage, the Swedish military has successfully cleared a remote operated vehicle (drone) rigged with explosives found near Line 2 of the Nord Stream Natural Gas offshore pipeline system.

The vehicle was discovered during a routine survey operation as part of the annual integrity assessment of the Nord Stream pipeline. Since it was within the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) approximately 120 km away from the island of Gotland, the Swedes called on their armed forces to remove and ultimately disarm the object.

“We don't consider it to be dangerous to merchant vessels or the pipeline at this point,” Jesper Stolpe, Swedish Armed Forces spokesman, told Radio Sweden. According to Stolpe, the cable used to control the drone and to set off the explosive was cut off, so at the moment the vehicle is relatively harmless.

The national identity of the drone has not been verified so far, as many countries use Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) of a similar construction, Stolpe said



Submitted by Helge (not verified) on Wed, 09/28/2022 - 07:30 Permalink

The situation in the world is like before two world wars, only now they use proxies and local terrorism and sabotage. But everything will end badly for everyone, no matter how all parties avoid open conflict, and yes, I'm talking about the third world war.

Ofcourse it has a bearing on the current story.
The fact that an explosive drone was found previously near the pipelines, in light of the expert opinion that the current sabotage could have been laid down years ago to be used when needed, is a very relevant point. Pretty unconvincing that Russia would mine its own money-making pipeline in 2015. The fact that the nationality of the drone was not disclosed is revealing.

Of course it has a bearing on today's events, the collective west is trying to imply that Russia blew its own pipeline up, failing to mention that attempts have already been made on it (spoiler alert, but it was the USA).

America has been planning to blow up the pipe since at least 2015 and you say that isn't relevant?

No relevance??? year after the annexation of Crim and overthrow of the elected government. I'd say there is a massive connection.

Submitted by Sarkari Care (not verified) on Fri, 09/30/2022 - 06:25 Permalink

Excellent write-up about Drone Found Near Nord Stream Pipeline. Thank you so much for providing this cool stuff here.

Submitted by Bill Williams (not verified) on Fri, 09/30/2022 - 09:45 Permalink

This story is of absolute relevance to the destruction of the pipelines in 2022. This makes it clear that this has been planned and probably devices planted well in advance of the explosions to enable a clear escape. But probably not so long in advance to enable the devices to be discovered during inspections. Say, just a few days before. Also, this shows the devices (even if parts are found) will never be identified because so many nations use similar vehicles. And I quote your own article.

Submitted by Fred Mrozek (not verified) on Fri, 09/30/2022 - 19:36 Permalink

US hostility towards this pipeline existed even before construction began. Thus, this drone and explosives are extremely relevant to the present situation.

I wonder how much they paid the Swedes to prevent them from reporting who made the drone and explosives package. And I wonder where the control wires lead.

Submitted by Etienne (not verified) on Sat, 10/01/2022 - 03:06 Permalink

A previous commentator wrote: "... its 2015; seven years ago and has no bearing on current events!"
On the contrary, this story has exceptional bearing on current events. A drone with an explosive was found near line 2 of Nord Stream, the very same pipeline which has been sabotaged through explosives, most probably delivered by drones.
It should be of exceptional interest if it could be determined what origin this drone had. Sweden should share its findings. Drone technology might be very common and have many shared components, but the explosives technology used IS VERY PARTICULAR TO THE LOCALE OF MANUFACTURE.

Submitted by Irreversiblechaos (not verified) on Sun, 10/02/2022 - 07:24 Permalink

So after 7 years of investigation I assume they are close to identifying the owner of the drone. Many countries may own them but this would seem an important point to clarify.

Also your conference in 2023 should be pretty interesting might be a few more participants turning up.

Submitted by Luke (not verified) on Sun, 10/02/2022 - 13:44 Permalink

And what did the investigation bring to light, ...seven years later?

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