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# Baltic Sea

This year
2023
NATO ramps ups Baltic Sea patrols after destruction caused to gaspipe and communications cable
The natural gas pipeline and a telecommunications cable were damaged last week.
State actor most likely culprit for Nord Stream explosions, according to Swedish prosecutors
Last month a German media investigation quoted unnamed officials as saying that five men and a woman used a yacht hired by a Ukrainian-owned company in Poland to carry out the attack – which Ukraine has denied.
White House rejects report that US was behind Nord Stream pipeline sabotage
Investigations by Swedish, Danish and German authorities have not pinned the blame on any one country or actor.
New report into 1994 Estonia ferry disaster finds there was no collision and no explosion
A total of 852 people were killed when the M/S Estonia sank 29 years ago – one of Europe’s worst peacetime maritime disasters.
Last year
2022
EU chief von der Leyen says Nord Stream leak due to 'sabotage'
The leaks emerged off the coast of Denmark and Sweden, raising the possibility of energy infrastructure being targeted in European waters.
All time
British sailor held in custody for further two weeks over ship collision
Prosecutors said he is being detained for ‘gross negligence in maritime traffic, aggravated drunken seafaring’ and causing another person’s death.
Arrests made over body found following cargo ship collision in Sweden
The Swedish Maritime Administration confirmed a second person is missing at sea.
Rescue operation mobilised after ferry with 300 on board stranded in Baltic
The Regina Seaways ferry was stopped for six hours.
Message in a bottle found 24 years later
Five-year-old German boy put threw the bottle into the Baltic Sea back in 1987.
Baltic ferry blaze provokes fuel leak fears
Danish and German experts battle to prevent sinking of Lithuanian-flagged ferry after evacuation yesterday.