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Actual situation 24/04/14 19:50

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

No report
 
 
Estonian Ice report

No report
 
 
Finnish Ice report

STFI41 EFKL 240755


FINNISH ICE REPORT 24.4.2014

The ice condition is virtually unchanged.

In the northern Bay of Bothnia there is 45-60 cm thick rottening fast ice in the archipelago. Farther out 15-50 cm thick ridged very close ice approximately to the line Merikallat - Malren. In the ice field there are in places areas with more open ice.

Lake Saimaa is virtually ice-free.

Icebreakers: Kontio and Otso 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.

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 241030

4/24/14


SWEDISH ICE REPORT

ISSUED: THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014

BAY OF BOTHNIA IN THE SWEDISH ARCHIPELAGO, BETWEEN PITEA AND LULEA, ROTTEN ICE WITH LARGE AREAS OF OPEN WATER. FROM LULEA TO KARLSBORG AND EASTWARD ALONG THE FINNISH COAST TO OULO, PARTLY ROTTEN LEVEL OR FAST ICE, UP TO 70 CM THICK. AT SEA IN THE NORTHEAS TERN PART CLOSE OR VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE, UP TO 60 CM WITH OLD RIDGES. THE ICE ED GE LIES APPROX.. 10 NM SOUTHWEST OF KEMI 1 AND OULO 1. NEXT 24 HOURS NORTHEASTERLY ICE DRIFT.