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Actual situation 19/04/14 14:50

An automated collection of the latest international ice reports.
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Danish Ice report

No report
 
 
Estonian Ice report

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Finnish Ice report

STFI41 EFKL 190712


FINNISH ICE REPORT 19.4.2014

The ice situation is virtually unchanged.

In the northern Bay of Bothnia there is 45-60 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. Farther out 15-50 cm thick ridged compact ice to the line Raahe Malren. There is a narrow brash ice barrier at the ice edge.

The southern Bay of Bothnia is ice-free.

In Saimaa there is mostly open water, in places 5-15 cm thick rotten ice.

Icebreakers: Kontio and Otso assist in the Bay of Bothnia. Meteor assists in Saimaa.

Restrictions to navigation: Minimum ice class and deadweight required of assisted vessels: Tornio, Kemi and Oulu, IA of more than 4000 tons. Raahe, IA and IB of more than 2000 tons.

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.

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.

 
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

No report
 
Swedish Ice report

STSN42 ESWI 190904

4/19/14


SWEDISH ICE REPORT

ISSUED: SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014

BAY OF BOTHNIA IN THE ARCHIPELAGOES, FROM LULEA TO OULU, UP TO 70 CM FAST ICE. OFF THE SWEDISH ARCHIPELAGOS OPEN WATER. BETWEEN PITEA AND LULEA ROTTEN ICE IN THE ARCHIPELAGO. EAST OF A LINE REPSKAR - MALOREN - RAAHE, 15 - 50 CM CLOSE OR VERY CLOSE DRIFT I CE WITH OLD RIDGES. TODAY INCREASING NORTHEASTERLY ICE DRIFT; PRESSURE BUILDING UP IN THE COMPACT ICE FIELD.