Nord Stream AG said on Wednesday that it completed initial data collection from the site of damage at the first line of the Nord Stream in Swedish exclusive economic zone, having found man-made craters and a completely destroyed section of pipeline at the site, APA reports citing Sputnik.
"As of 2 November 2022, Nord Stream AG has completed initial data gathering at the location of the pipeline damage on Line 1 in the Swedish exclusive economic zone," the statement read.
According to preliminary results of the inspection at the damage site, man-made craters with a depth of 3 to 5 meters (9-16 feet) were found on the seabed and a damaged section of the pipeline, the operator said.
"The section of the pipe between the craters is destroyed, the radius of pipe fragments dispersion is at least 250m," the statement said.
Experts will continue to analyze the findings, according to Nord Stream AG.