New details about last year’s blasting of all of Nord Stream 1 and parts of Nord Stream 2 have now been released by an independent dive team. At the end of May this year, Swedish engineer Erik Andersson was given exclusive access to the blast site along the pipelines and one find is of particular interest.
On Monday, The Grayzone magazine published the news of the expedition’s interesting observations and findings.
The Swedish and Danish maritime authorities were notified of the project in good time. As an extra precaution, the expedition organizer also submitted an application to the Swedish Defence Authority for permission to publish the expedition’s high-resolution sonar images.
The Grayzone and its journalist Jeffrey Brodsky accompanied the expedition along with Swedish engineer Erik Andersson and others. One video clip shows a drone being lowered to the site of the terrorist attack, the same drone that later discovers a mysterious diving boot.
An American military boot
The Grayzone has identified the boot as a model used by US Navy divers. Ukrainian divers trained by American specialists have also been seen wearing this type of boot. However, it should be added that similar boots are available in select sports shops.
According to the expedition, the boot was discovered only a few meters from one of the destroyed gas pipelines. Erik Andersson tells The Grayzone that he immediately contacted the company Nord Stream 2 AG after the discovery.
– They firmly denied that they ever used divers in the construction of the pipelines or for maintenance in the area, Andersson said in a statement.
However, Nord Stream 2 AG state that they discovered the boot already in February, at which time they informed the Swedish investigators of the discovery. However, this piece of information has not seen the light of day until now.