The 26 September 2022 Nord Stream gas leak photographed by a Danish F-16 fighter jet based on Bornholm (Photo: Danish Defence Command)

The recent find of an object of about 40 centimetres high and a diameter of 10 centimetres near the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is no reason for concern, Danish defence experts say in Danish media.

On 24 March 2023 the Danish Ministry of Defence gave the green light of recovery of the object, near the Russian-German pipeline which was sabotaged on four different places on 26 September 2022. It invited the German registered Nord Stream 2 AG to be part of the salvage operation of the object.

In the meantime who is behind the sabotage with explosives last year is still unclear. Some evidence surfaced of a Polish rented sailing boat with six unknown people on board, but some experts suggest this could very well have been planted or manipulated evidence that would point at pro-Ukrainian groups.

The new find has been some time on the bottom of the Baltic Sea, much longer than September last year, judging a photo released by the Danish Ministery of Defence. | © 2023 Marcel Burger, Photo of the gas leak taken by a scrambled Danish F-16 fighter jet on 26 September 2022 (Photo by Danish Defence Command)