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Actual situation 09/02/16 14:20

An automated collection of the latest international ice reports and a graphic representation of the ice situation on the fairways. The colors show the status of the reports: black is a report from today, blue a report from yesterday and green shows that there is no report within the last two days (meaning no ice or no report!).
The fairways denominations after the report (AA, BB, ...) are a link to a representation of the ice conditions of the last 10 days on the respective fairway. Each day is given by a bar, the height gives the ice thickness, the color the ice concentration and symbols below give information about rafted or ridged ice. A ? denotes missing information.
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Danish Ice report

No report
 
Estonian Ice report

STEO10 EEMH 090753

ESTONIAN ICE REPORT UC37

9.02.2016

GULF OF FINLAND
IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT-PETERSBURG AND UP TO LONGITUDE OF ISLAND KOTLIN THERE IS VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE 25-35 CM THICK, ON THE ICE PUDDLES. UP TO LONGITUDE OF CAPE STIRSUDDEN THERE IS VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE 10-20 CM THICK, IN SOME AREAS PARTLY HUMMOCKED ICE. WESTWARD UP IS ICE-FREE.

NARVA BAY IS ICE-FREE. KUNDA BAY IS ICE-FREE. MUUGA BAY IS ICE-FREE. TALLINN BAY IS ICE-FREE.


IN PAERNU BAY THERE IS FAST ICE UP TO 21 CM THICK, CRACKS IN ICE. FURTHER UP TO SOMERI-SORGU-HAADEMEESTE THERE IS CLOSE DRIFT ICE AND RIDGED ICE. FURTHER ON THE FAIRWAY THERE IS OPEN WATER.

IRBE STRAIT IS ICE-FREE.


IN MOONSUND THERE IS VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE AND HUMMOCKED ICE UP TO LINE KESSULAID-WESTERN PART VORMSI, WESTWARD THERE IS VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE AND OPEN WATER.


ICEBREAKER: EVA-316 ASSIST TO PORT OF PAERNU.

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Finnish Ice report

STFI41 EFKL 091003


FINNISH ICE REPORT 09.02.2016

The ice drifts north.

In the northern Bay of Bothnia 30-60 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. Off the fast ice there is ridged, 20-45 cm thick compact drift ice to approximately 2 nautical miles southwest of Bothnia buoy and to Nahkiainen. At the edge of the ice field there is a brash ice barrier, difficult to force. Farther out thin drift ice.

In the southern Bay of Bothnia in the archipelago 25-45 cm thick fast ice. Off the fast ice there is first 2-10 nautical miles wide lead with very open ice. Farther out 10-30 cm thick ice with varying concentration and thin level ice to the Quark.

In the Quark 20-40 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. Farther out in places 5-30 cm thick drift ice approximately to Norrskr.

In the Sea of Bothnia 10-35 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. At the fast ice edge there is in places thin very close ice and shuga.

In the Archipelago Sea thin ice in the inner archipelago. In the fairways mostly open water or very open ice.

In the western Gulf of Finland thin fast ice in the inner archipelago. Further out there is thin very open ice.

In the eastern Gulf of Finland 15-40 cm thick fast ice in the inner archipelago. Farther out some drifting floes. In the Gulf of St. Petersburg and the Gulf of Vyborg, 20-40 cm thick ice. Farther out 5-25 cm thick ridged consolidated ice.

Icebreakers: Kontio, Otso, Sisu and Frej assist in the Bay of Bothnia. Zeus assists in the Bay of Bothnia as well as in the northern Sea of Bothnia. Voima assists in the Gulf of Finland.

Restrictions to navigation: Minimum ice class and deadweight required of assisted vessels: Tornio, Kemi, Oulu and Raahe, IA of more than 4000 tons. Kalajoki, Kokkola, Pietarsaari and Vaasa, IA and IB of more than 2000 tons. Kaskinen, Loviisa, Kotka and Hamina, IA and IB of more than 2000 tons and IC and II of more than 3000 tons. Kristiinankaupunki, Pori, Rauma, Uusikaupunki, Naantali, Turku, Taalintehdas, Frby, Hanko, Koverhar, Inkoo, Kantvik, Helsinki and Skldvik, I and II of more than 2000 tons.

Vessels bound for Gulf of Bothnia ports in which traffic restrictions apply shall, when passing Svenska Bjrn, report their nationality, name, port of destination, ETA and speed to ICE INFO on VHF channel 84. This report can also be given directly by phone +46 31 699 100.

Finnish transport agency makes a decision regarding vessel traffic operation in the Gulf of Finland 9 meters archipelago fairway. North of island Bod between Lstholm - Lngholmen meeting and overtaking by any vessels is prohibited due to an ice-road and/or ice-bridge. The speed limit is set to 9 kilometres per hour (5 knots). This decision concerns all vessel traffic.

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Germany  German Ice report

No report
AA BB
 

Latvian Ice report

No report
 

Lithuania Lithuanian Ice report

STLT41 EYHM 090800
Lithuanian ice report 2016.02.09 In the port of Klaipeda is open water. In the entrances to port Klaipeda is very open pack ice. On the fairway Klaipeda-sea border of Latvia is ice free. On the fairway Klaipeda-sea border of Russia is ice free. In Curonian gulf ice is broken.
AA
 

Norway Norwegian Ice report

No report
 

Polish Ice report

No report
CC
 

Russian Ice report

STRS10 RUMS 090900


RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 09.02.2016

Gulf of Finland:
RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 09.02.2016

Gulf of Finland: IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT-PETERSBURG AND UP TO LONGITUDE OF ISLAND KOTLI N THERE IS VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE 25-35 CM THICK, ON THE ICE PUDDLES. UP TO LONGIT UDE OF CAPE STIRSUDDEN THERE IS VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE 10-20 CM THICK, IN SOME ARE AS PARTLY HUMMOCKED ICE. WESTWARD UP IS ICE-FREE. IN THE VYBORG BAY THERE IS FAST ICE 20-30 CM THICK. IN THE ENTRANCE THERE IS VER Y CLOSE FLOATING ICE 10-15 CM THICK. IN THE STRAIT BJERKESUND THERE IS FAST ICE 15-25 CM THICK. IN THE ENTRANCE THERE IS CLOSE DRIFT ICE 10-15 CM THICK. M-aM-a 15335 25335 35335 45235 522/3 =

AA BB
 

Swedish Ice report

STSN42 ESWI 091107

2/9/16


SWEDISH ICE REPORT

ISSUED: TUESDAY FEBRUARY 9, 2016

BAY OF BOTHNIA IN THE ARCHIPELAGOES AND CLOSE TO THE COAST 20-55 CM FAST ICE. IN THE NORTHERN B AY OF BOTHNIA NORTH OF THE LINE BORUSSIAGRUND - RAAHE LIGHTHOUSE, MOSTLY 15-40 C M VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE WITH RIDGES AND FRACTURES, AND A JAMMED BRASH ICE BARRIER ALONG THE ICE EDGE. ALONG THE SWEDISH COAST FROM BORRUSIAGRUND TO KAGE, A BELT WITH THIN LEVEL ICE. FURTHER OUT VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE OR OPEN WATER. IN SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL BAY OF BOTHNIA A WIDE AREA WITH 10-30 CM OPEN OR CLOSE AND PARTLY RA FTED DRIFT ICE. ON THE FINNISH SIDE, SOUTHWARDS FROM RAAHE LIGHTHOUSE A 10-30 M WIDE LEAD ALONG THE FAST ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS N-NW ICE DRIFT. THE QUARK IN THE VAASA ARCHIPELAGO AND CLOSE TO THE SWEDISH COAST 15-40 CM FAST ICE. WEST OF HOLMOARNA 15-30 CM VERY CLOSE ICE. AT SEA STRINGS WITH 10-25 CM CLOSE TO VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE. ELSE MOSTLY ICE FREE. NEXT 24 HOURS N-NW ICE DRIFT. NORTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA ALONG THE FINNISH COAST 10-40 CM FAST ICE. IN SHELTERED AREAS ON THE SWEDISH SID E, 10-40 CM FAST ICE OR VERY CLOSE ICE. IN ANGERMANALVEN 15-40 CM FAST ICE OR LE VEL ICE. SOUTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA ALONG THE FINNISH COAST 10-30 CM FAST ICE. IN SHELTERED AREAS ON THE SWEDISH SID E THIN OPEN OR CLOSE ICE. SEA OF AALAND ALONG THE SWEDISH COAST THIN OPEN OR CLOSE ICE. ARCHIPELAGO SEA OPEN OR CLOSE ICE IN THE EAST. GULF OF FINLAND EAST OF KOTLIN 15-45 CM FAST ICE. IN THE WYBORG BAY AND ALONG THE FINNISH COAST, UP TO 30 CM FAST ICE. OUT TO THE LINE FISKAR- SHEPELEVSKI 10-20 CM VERY CLOSE D RIFT ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS N ICE DRIFT. GULF OF RIGA IN MOON STRAIT CLOSE TO THE COAST AND IN PARNU BAY, 10-20 CM FAST ICE. OTHERWISE MAINLY ICE FREE. LAKE VANERN IN THE NORTHERNMOST PART 5-15 CM CLOSE ICE. ELSE MOSTLY ICE FREE. LAKE MALAREN IN THE WESTERN PART 10-20 CM VERY CLOSE ICE. THIN LEVEL ICE OR OPEN WATER IN THE EASTERN PART.

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