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Actual situation 05/03/15 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

STEO10 EEMH 050911

ESTONIAN ICEREPORT UC60

05.03.2015

GULF OF FINLAND
IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT-PETERSBURG AND UP TO LONGITUDE OF THE LIGHTHOUSE TOLBUHIN THERE IS VERY CLOSE GREY WHITE ICE 15-30 CM THICK,WITH THAW HOLES, WITH AREAS OF ICE FREE. UP TO LONGITUDE OF THE WESTERN POINT OF ISLAND ZAPADNIJ BERESOVIJ THERE IS OPEN ICE 5-15 CM THICK. WESTWARD UP IS ICE-FREE.

GULF OF NARVA IS ICE FREE. GULF OF KUNDA IS ICE FREE. GULF OF MUUGA IS ICE FREE. TALLINN BAY IS ICE FREE.

PAERNU BAY THERE IS FAST ICE 4-7 KM WITH 18 CM THICK, LOCALLY LEADS. FURTHER FAIRWAY UP TO LONGITUDE OF THE ISLAND KIHNU THERE IS OPEN WATER. FURTHER FAIRWAY IS ICE FREE. IRBE STRAIT IS ICE FREE.

MOONSUND THERE IS MAINLY OPEN WATER. ON BAYS AND LOCALLY ON COAST THERE IS VERY CLOSE DARK NILAS, LOCALLY ROTTEN FAST ICE AND HUMMOCKED ICE.


ICEBREAKER: EVA-316 ASSIST TO PORT OF PAERNU.

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Finnish Ice report

STFI41 EFKL 051100


FINNISH ICE REPORT 05.03.2015

In the Bay of Bothnia the ice is drifting slowly to southeast. The brash ice barrier floats apart.

In the northern Bay of Bothnia there is 30-55 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. Off the fast ice edge there is 15-35 cm thick very close ice southwest of Kemi 1 and Oulun portti and onwards to south. The ice field is ridged and rafted and at the outer ice edge there is a brash ice barrier, difficult to force. Farther out open water.

In the southern Bay of Bothnia there is 10-35 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. Farther out drifting ice floes in places.

In the Quark there is 10-35 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. There is openings in the ice field. Farther out open water.

In the Sea of Bothnia there is 5-20 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago.

In the eastern Gulf of Finland there is 10-30 cm thick fast ice in the inner archipelago. In the Gulf of Vyborg and the Gulf of St Petersburg there is 25-40 cm thick fast ice. Farther out 5-20 cm thick very close ice to the line Bolsoi Fiskar - Schepelevski.

Icebreakers: Kontio, Otso and Frej 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, Rahja, Kokkola, Pietarsaari and Vaasa, IA and IB of more than 2000 tons. Kaskinen, Loviisa, 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 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.

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Germany  German Ice report

No report
 

Latvian Ice report

No report
 

Lithuania Lithuanian Ice report

No report
AA
 

Norway Norwegian Ice report

No report
 

Polish Ice report

No report
 

Russian Ice report

STRS10 RUMS 050900


RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 05.03.2015

Gulf of Finland:
RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 05.03.2015

Gulf of Finland: IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT-PETERSBURG AND UP TO LONGITUDE OF THE LIGHTHOU SE TOLBUHIN THERE IS VERY CLOSE GREY-WHITE ICE 15-30 M-sM-m THICK, THAW HOLE, WITH AREAS OF ICE FREE. UP TO LONGITUDE OF THE WESTERN POINT OF ISLAND ZAPADNIJ BERESOVIJ THERE IS OPEN ICE 5-15 CM THICK. WESTWARD UP IS ICE-FREE. IN THE VYBORG BAY THERE IS FAST ICE 20-35 CM THICK, ON THE ICE PUDDLES. IN THE E NTRANCE THERE IS VERY CLOSE FLOATING ICE 5-15 CM THICK. IN THE STRAIT BJERKESUND THERE IS FAST ICE 10-20 CM THICK. IN THE LUGA BAY IS FA ST ICE 10-15 CM THICK ALONG THE COAST. IN THE ENTRANCE THERE IS ICE-FREE. M-aM-a 15385 25385 35385 43224 532/4= M-sM-s 182/3

AA BB CC
 

Swedish Ice report

STSN42 ESWI 051037

3/5/15


SWEDISH ICE REPORT

ISSUED: THURSDAY, MARCH 05, 2015

BAY OF BOTHNIA IN THE NORTHERN ARCHIPELAGOS, FAST ICE 20-50 CM. NORTHEAST OF A LINE FROM ESTERS ON-6 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTH OF KEMI1-OULUN PORTTI- TAUVO VERY CLOSE ICE, 20-40 CM, WITH SOME HEAVIER FLOES AND RIDGES AND AN UP TO 10 NAUTICAL MILES WIDE BRASH IC E BARRIER ALONG THE ICE EDGE THE BRASH ICE BARRIER IS BROKEN UP. AT SEA OPEN WAT ER, BUT STRIPS AND PATCHES OF OPEN ICE OCCUR IN THE EAST. NEXT 24 HOURS WEAK ICE DRIFT, SE-NE. THE QUARK IN THE VAASA ARCHIPELAGO, AROUND HOLMOARNA AND IN SHELTERED BAYS ALONG THE SWEDI SH COASTS, LEVEL ICE UP TO 30 CM. AT SEA OPEN WATER. NEXT 24 HOURS WEAK ICE DRIF T, SE-NE. SEA OF BOTHNIA UP TO 20 CM LEVEL ICE IN ANGERMANALVEN. THIN LEVEL ICE IN SHELTERED COASTAL AREA S. AT SEA ICE FREE. SEA OF ALAND, ARCHIPELAGO SEA AND THE NORTHERN BALTIC SEA MAINLY ICE FREE. GULF OF FINLAND IN THE ENTRANCE TO ST PETERSBURG, WYBORG BAY AND PRIMORSK AS WELL AS ALONG THE F INNISH COAST TO PORVOO, FAST ICE 20-35 CM. EAST OF A LINE FROM SANTIO TO SCHEPEL EVSKI CLOSE OR VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE, 15-30 CM. IN THE SEPARATION ZONE NORTH OF S CHEPELEVSKI VERY OPEN ICE OR OPEN WATER. GULF OF RIGA LEVEL ICE, 10-20 CM, IN THE EASTERMOST PART OF MOON STRAIT AND IN PARNU BAY. ELS E ICE FREE. LAKE MALAREN ROTTENING ICE IN THE WESTERN PART. ELSE ICE FREE.

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