Denmark lifts shipping restrictions near Nord Stream pipelines Ship’s crew

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OSLO, April 20 (Reuters) – Denmark on Thursday lifted restrictions on sailing in waters near the Nord Stream pipeline leaks in the Baltic Sea, saying it was no longer dangerous for ships to enter the area navigate.

The restrictions were lifted by the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) on the recommendation of the Danish Energy Agency.

But the DMA said it continued to advise against anchoring, fishing and seabed work within one nautical mile (1.85 km) of the leaks due to “underwater obstructions”.

A series of explosions last September ripped holes in the Nord Stream pipelines connecting Russia and Germany, sending large amounts of natural gas to the surface and into the atmosphere.

The blasts occurred in the exclusive economic zones of Sweden and Denmark, and although both countries say the blasts were premeditated, they have yet to determine who was responsible.

(Reporting by Louise Rasmussen, editing by Terje Solsvik)

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