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Actual situation 30/03/15 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

No report
BB
 
Finnish Ice report

STFI41 EFKL 291200


FINNISH ICE REPORT 29.03.2015

The ice in the Bay of Bothnia has drifted to north-east.

In the northern Bay of Bothnia there is 30-55 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. Off the fast ice edge there is 15-40 cm thick very close ice to approximately 10-15 nautical miles southwest of Kemi 1 and Oulu 1. The ice field is in places difficult to force.

In the southern Bay of Bothnia there is in places 10-35 cm thick fast ice in the inner archipelago.

In the Quark there is rotten fast ice in the archipelago. There are openings in the ice field.

In the Sea of Bothnia there is rotten ice in places in the inner archipelago.

In the eastern Gulf of Finland there is rotting fast ice in the inner archipelago. In the Gulf of Vyborg there is 20-35 cm thick rotting fast ice. Farther out approximately to the line Hamina - Kotlin there is 5-20 cm thick drift ice with varying concentration.

Icebreakers: Frej and Zeus 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, IA and IB of more than 2000 tons and IC and II of more than 3000 tons. Rahja, Kokkola, Pietarsaari and Vaasa, 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.

Vessels bound for Finnish or Swedish ports with traffic restrictions in the Quark or the Bay of Bothnia shall, 20 nautical miles before Nordvalen Lighthouse, report in accordance with the instructions for winter navigation to Bothnia VTS on VHF channel 67.

AA BB CC DD EE FF TT UU
 

Germany  German Ice report

No report
 

Latvian Ice report

No report
 

Lithuania Lithuanian Ice report

No report
 

Norway Norwegian Ice report

No report
 

Polish Ice report

No report
 

Russian Ice report

STRS10 RUMS 300900


RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 30.03.2015

Gulf of Finland:
RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 30.03.2015

Gulf of Finland: IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT-PETERSBURG AND UP TO LONGITUDE OF THE ISLAND K OTLIN THERE IS VERY OPEN ICE 10-20 M-sM-m THICK. UP TO LONGITUDE OF THE LIGHTHOUSE SHEPE LEVO IS ICE-FREE. UP TO LONGITUDE OF THE WESTERN POINT OF ISLAND BOLSHOY BERESOV IJ THERE IS OPEN ICE 10-20 CM THICK. WESTWARD UP IS ICE-FREE. IN THE TOP OF VYBORG BAY THERE IS FAST ICE 15-25 CM THICK, ON THE ICE PUDDLES. I N THE ENTRANCE THERE IS OPEN FLOATING ICE 5-15 CM THICK. IN THE STRAIT BJERKESUND THERE IS CLOSE ICE 10-15 CM THICK. IN THE LUGA BAY THERE IS ICE-FREE. M-aM-a 11212 21212 31212 40//1 532/3= M-sM-s 10//0

AA BB CC
 

Swedish Ice report

STSN42 ESWI 291255

3/29/15


SWEDISH ICE REPORT

ISSUED: SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015

BAY OF BOTHNIA IN THE NORTHERN ARCHIPELAGOS, FAST ICE 20-50 CM. NORTHEAST OF THE LINE LARSGRUND ET - MARAKALLEN - MERIKALLAT - TAUVO MAINLY VERY CLOSE ICE 20-40 CM WITH RIDGES. NEXT 24 HOURS NORTHERLY ICE DRIFT. THE QUARK IN VAASA ARCHIPELAGO AND IN SHELTERED BAYS ALONG THE SWEDISH COAST, ROTTENING IC E. AT SEA ICE FREE. SEA OF BOTHNIA UP TO 20 CM OPEN ICE IN NORTHERN PART OF ANGERMANALVEN. THIN ROTTENING ICE IN SH ELTERED COASTAL AREAS. AT SEA ICE FREE. GULF OF FINLAND IN THE ENTRANCE TO WYBORG BAY AND PRIMORSK AS WELL AS ALONG THE FINNISH COAST TO PORVOO, ROTTENING ICE UP TO 30 CM. IN THE ENTRANCE TO S:T. PETERSBURG MAINLY OP EN WATER, HOWEVER ALONG THE NORTH COAST 10-30 CM CLOSE OR VERY CLOSE ICE. NEXT 2 4 HOURS NORTHERLY ICE DRIFT.

AA BB CC EE KK