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Actual situation 26/04/17 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

No report
 
Finnish Ice report

STFI41 EFKL 260838


FINNISH ICE REPORT 26.04.2017

In the Bay of Bothnia the ice drifts to southwest.

In the northern Bay of Bothnia there is 45-75 cm thick in places rotten fast ice in the archipelago. Farther out there is 30-60 cm thick ridged very close and close ice approximately to the line Kalajoki - Rdkallen. There are leads and areas of open water in the ice field. Farther out 5-40 cm thick drift ice of variable concentration. The ice edge runs approximately along the line Ulkokalla - Simpgrundet.

In the southern Bay of Bothnia there is rotten fast ice in the inner archipelago. Farther out open water.

In the Quark there is rotten ice in the inner archipelago. Farther out open water.

In the eastern Gulf of Finland there is rotten ice in places in the Gulf of Vyborg and off Primorsk. Farther out open water.

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 4000 tons. Raahe, IA of more than 2000 tons. Kalajoki, IA and IB of more than 2000 tons. Kokkola and Pietarsaari, I and II of more than 2000 tons.

The Saimaa Canal will be opened to traffic on 29th of April, when the minimum ice class and deadweight required of assisted vessels is II and 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.

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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 250600


RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 25.04.2017

Gulf of Finland:
RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 25.04.2017

Gulf of Finland: IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT-PETERSBURG AND UP TO LONGITUDE OF THE ISLAND K OTLIN THERE IS ICE-FREE. UP TO LONGITUDE OF THE ISLAND SESCAR THERE IS OPEN WATE R, ROTTEN ICE. WESTWARD UP IS ICE-FREE. IN THE STRAIT BJERKESUND THERE IS VERY OPEN ICE 10-20 CM THICK. IN THE VYBORG BAY THERE IS VERY OPEN ICE 10-20 CM THICK. IN THE ENTRANCE THERE I S OPEN WATER.

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Swedish Ice report

STSN42 ESWI 261013

26/04/17


SWEDISH ICE REPORT

ISSUED: WEDNESDAY APR 26, 2017

BAY OF BOTHNIA IN THE N ARCHIPELAGO FROM LULEA TO HAILUOTO 40-70 CM FAST ICE, IN THE S 20-50 CM ROTTENING FAST ICE. WEST OF MALOREN A 10-15 M WIDE LEAD WITH SOME 20-60 CM FLOES WITH VERY CLOSE ICE. ELSE AT SEA, E OF THE LINE RODKALLEN - FALKENS GRUND - ULKOKALLA, 15-60 CM CLOSE TO VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE WITH FREQUENT VAST FLOES, BUT ALSO WITH SEVERAL CRACKS AND LEADS. THE HEAVIEST ICE IS IN THE CENTRAL PART. W OF THE LINE, VERY OPEN ICE OR OPEN WATER. EAST OF THE LINE KEMI 1 - RAAHE OPEN WATER. NEXT 24 HOURS S ICE DRIFT.

THE QUARK IN SHELTERED BAYS AND IN THE VAASA ARCHIPELAGO 20-50 CM ROTTEN ICE. ELSE ICE FREE.

NORTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA IN SHELTERED BAYS 10-40 CM ROTTEN OPEN ICE.

GULF OF FINLAND IN WYBORG BAY 20-44 CM ROTTEN OPEN TO VERY OPEN ICE. AT SEA MOTLY OPEN WATER OUT TO SCHEPELEVSKI AND ALONG THE FINNISH COAST WESTWARD TO LOVIISA. FURTHER OUT ICE FREE. NEXT 24 HOURS E ICE DRIFT.

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