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Actual situation 20/01/17 19:50

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 201027

ESTONIAN ICE REPORT UC16

20.01.2017

GULF OF FINLAND
IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT-PETERSBURG AND UP TO LONGITUDE OF THE LIGHTHOUSE TOLBUHIN THERE IS FAST ICE 15-30 CM THICK. UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF WESTERN POINT OF ISLAND BOLSHOY BERESOVIJ THERE IS VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE 10-15 CM THICK.

UP TO THE ISLAND MOTSHJNYJ THERE IS CLOSE DRIFT ICE 5-10 CM THICK. WESTWARD UP IS ICE-FREE.


IN THE NARVA BAY THERE IS CLOSE DRIFT ICE NEAR THE COAST, FURTHER ON THERE IS OPEN WATER.
IN THE KUNDA BAY THERE IS VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE NEAR THE COAST, FURTHER ON THERE IS OPEN WATER.
IN THE MUUGA BAY THERE IS NEW ICE NEAR THE COAST, FURHTER ON THERE IS OPEN WATER. TALLINN BAY THERE IS OPEN WATER.


IN THE PAERNU BAY THERE IS FAST ICE UP TO 10 KM 5-15 CM THICK. FURTHER ON UP TO LINE MANILAID-VOISTE THERE IS RIDGED VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE AND CLOSE DRIFT ICE. FURTHER ON UP TO ISLAND KIHNU THERE IS NEW ICE AND OPEN WATER, FURTHER ON THE FAIRWAY IS ICE FREE. IRBE STRAIT IS ICE FREE.


IN THE MOONSUND THERE IS FAST ICE LOCALLY NEAR THE COAST, FURTHER ON VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE AND CLOSE DRIFT ICE. IN THE MIDDLE THERE IS VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE AND OPEN WATER.

AA BB CC
 
Finnish Ice report

STFI41 EFKL 200929


FINNISH ICE REPORT 20.01.2017

The ice drifts to southeast. At the ice edge in the Bay of Bothnia there is a brash ice barrier difficult to force.

In the northern Bay of Bothnia there is 30-50 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. Farther out 15-45 cm thick, rafted and in places ridged, very close ice, approximately to the line Malren - Oulu 2. At the ice edge there is a brash ice barrier, difficult to force. Farther out in places thin drift ice and new ice formation.

In the southern Bay of Bothnia there is 10-20 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. Off the archipelago thin drift ice and new ice formation.

In the Quark there is 15-25 cm thick fast ice in the inner archipelago. Farther out 5-10 cm thick rafted very close ice approximately to Vaasa lighthouse.

In the Sea of Bothnia there is 5-25 cm thick ice in the archipelago.

In the Gulf of Finland there is 5-15 cm thick ice in the inner archipelago. In the outer archipelago there is thin very open ice. In the Gulf of Vyborg and off St. Petersburg there is 5-30 cm thick very close ice approximately to the line Halli - Sosnovyj Bor.

Icebreakers: Otso, Kontio and Polaris assist in the Bay of Bothnia.

Restrictions to navigation: Minimum ice class and deadweight required of assisted vessels: Tornio, Kemi and Oulu, IA of more than 2000 tons. Raahe and Kalajoki, IA and IB of more than 2000 tons and IC and II of more than 3000 tons. Kokkola, Pietarsaari and Vaasa, I and II of more than 2000 tons. Kotka and Hamina, I and II of more than 2000 tons.

Vessels bound for Gulf of Bothnia ports in which traffic restrictions apply shall, when passing the latitude 6000'N, report their nationality, name, port of destination, ETA and speed to ICE INFO on VHF channel 78. This report can also be given directly by phone +46 31 699 100.

AA BB CC DD EE FF GG HH II JJ MM NN OO PP QQ RR SS TT UU
 

Germany  German Ice report

STDL20 EDZW 200900


German Ice Report - No. 4 2017-01-20

The ice is melting.

Western Baltic Sea: Flensburg is ice free. In Schleswig there is very open ice in the Kleine Breite. The port of Wismar is covered by thin open ice, on the river Warnow there is open water or ice free. The Bodden of Zingst-Darss is in placed covered by thin melting ice. The fairway to Stralsund is covered by open to very close, 5 cm thick ice from Vierendehlrinne to Palmer Ort. In Neuendorf there is open water.

Southern Baltic Sea: In the Greifswalder Bodden there is very open, up to 5 cm thick ice in the Daenische Wieck and the Greifswalder Wiek, and an ice cover occurs in the port of Thiessow. The Peene River is covered by very close, 5-10 cm thick ice. In the southern Peene Strait there is open to very close, 6-11 cm thick ice and the Szczecin Lagoon is covered by very close ice or fast ice, up to 15 cm thick.

Outlook No new ice formation, the ice will melt slowly.

AA BB CC FF II
 

Latvian Ice report

STLV41 UMRR 200900
Latvian ICE REPORT 2017-01-20

IN THE PORTS OF RIGA, VENTSPILS AND LIEPAJA IS ICE FREE. ON THE FAIRWAY PORT OF RIGA TO THE LITHUANIAN SEA BORDER IS ICE FREE. IN THE GULF OF RIGA NEAR THE COAST IS DRIFT DARK AND LIGHT NILAS.

AA BB CC
 

Lithuania Lithuanian Ice report

STLT41 EYHM 200700
In the port of Klaipeda is open water. In the entrances to port is open water. 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 is compact pack ice=
AA
 

Norway Norwegian Ice report

No report
CC EE
 

Polish Ice report

STPL42 SOWR 201200

POLISH ICE REPORT 20.01.17 No. 4

Firth of Szczecin - very close ice, 5-10 cm thick Harbour Szczecin - open ice on fairway Szczecin-Swinoujscie - close ice, 10-15 cm thick Harbour Swinoujscie - open water, less than 5 cm thick Vistula Lagoon - Tolkmicko - fast ice, 13 cm thick

Restrictions to navigation: on fairway Szczecin-Swinoujscie - Shipping available for ships with ice class PR S-L4 or equivalent, and with the power of machines more than 1200kW Harbour Szczecin, Harbour Swinoujscie - Shipping not available for units with wo oden and laminate hulls

Zalew Szczeciński - bardzo zwarta kra, 5-10cm grubości Port Szczecin - luźna kra Tor wodny Szcz-Świnouj. - zwarta kra, 10-15 cm grubości Port Świnoujście - pojedyncze kry, poniżej 5 cm grubości Zal. Wiśl.-Tolkmicko - lód stały, 13 cm grubości

Restrykcje lodowe: tor wodny Szczecin-Świnoujście - Żegluga dostępna tylko dla statków z klasą lodo wą PRS-L4 lub równoważną oraz z mocą maszyn powyżej 1200kW Port Szczecin, Port Świnoujście - Żegluga niedostępna dla jednostek o kadłubach drewnianych i z laminatów =

CC
 

Russian Ice report

STRS10 RUMS 200900


RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 20.01.2017

Gulf of Finland:
RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 20.01.2017

Gulf of Finland: IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT-PETERSBURG AND UP TO LONGITUDE OF THE LIGHTHOU SE TOLBUHIN THERE IS FAST ICE 15-30 CM THICK. UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF WESTERN POI NT OF ISLAND BOLSHOY BERESOVIJ THERE IS VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE 10-15 CM THICK. UP TO THE ISLAND MOTSHJNYJ THERE IS CLOSE DRIFT ICE 5-10 CM THICK. WESTWARD UP IS I CE-FREE. IN THE STRAIT BJERKESUND THERE IS VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE 10-20 CM THICK. IN THE VYBORG BAY THERE IS FAST ICE 15-25 CM THICK. IN THE ENTRANCE IS VERY CLOS E LIGHT NILAS. IN THE LUGA BAY THERE IS CLOSE DARK AND LIGHT NILAS. M-aM-a 183/5 263/5 363/5 45245 551/5 631/3=

AA BB CC
 

Swedish Ice report

STSN42 ESWI 201034

20/01/17


SWEDISH ICE REPORT

ISSUED: FRIDAY JAN 20, 2017

BAY OF BOTHNIA IN THE ARCHIPELAGO FROM HARAHOLMEN N ALONG THE COAST 15-35 CM FAST ICE OR VERY CLOSE ICE. FURTHER OUT TO THE LINE NYGRAN - 4 M W MARAKALLEN OPEN OR VERY OPEN ICE WITH SOME LARGER FLOWS. ALONG THE FINNISH COAST 20-45 CM FAST ICE. OFF THE FAST ICE 20-30 CM RIDGED CONSOLIDATED OR VERY CLOSE ICE TO THE LINE MALOREN - KEMI 1 - HAILUOTO, WITH A BRASH ICE BARRIER AT THE ICE EDGE. FURTHER SOUTH ALONG THE COAST 10-20 CM CLOSE OR OPEN ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS SE ICE DRIFT.

THE QUARK IN SHELTERED BAYS AND IN THE VAASA ARCHIPELAGO 10-30 CM FAST OR VERY CLOSE ICE. FURTHER OUT VERY OPEN ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS E ICE DRIFT.

NORTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA NEW ICE OR THIN LEVEL ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS. AT THE FINNISH SIDE CLOSE TO THE COAST THIN LEVEL ICE. ON ANGERMANALVEN 15-40 CM FAST ICE.

SOUTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA NEW ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS ON THE SWEDISH SIDE. THIN LEVEL ICE ALONG THE FINNISH COAST.

SEA OF ALAND THIN LEVEL ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS.

ARCHIPELAGO SEA NEW ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS.

NORTHERN BALTIC SOME NEW ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS.

GULF OF FINLAND IN SHELTERED BAYS 5-10 CM FAST ICE. IN THE ARCHIPELAGO THIN LEVEL ICE. IN THE INNER PARTS OF WYBORG BAY AND S:T PETERSBURG BAY, 10-30 CM FAST ICE OR VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS E TO SE ICE DRIFT.

GULF OF RIGA IN SHELTERED BAYS IN MOON STRAIT AND PARNU BAY 5-15 CM FAST ICE. FURTHER OUT THIN LEVEL ICE OR OPEN DRIFT ICE.

LAKE MALAREN NEW ICE OR THIN LEVEL ICE 1-10 CM.

LAKE VARNERN NEW ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS.

AA BB CC DD EE FF GG HH II KK LL NN UU