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Actual situation 20/02/17 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

STEO10 EEMH 200954

ESTONIAN ICE REPORT UC46

20.02.2017

GULF OF FINLAND
IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT-PETERSBURG AND UP TO LONGITUDE OF T HE LIGHTHOUSE TOLBUHIN THERE IS HUMMOCKED FAST ICE 20-40 CM THICK. UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF THE LIGHTHOUSE SHEPELEVSKIJ THERE IS VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE 15-30 CM THICK. UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF THE ISLAND MOTSHJNYJ THERE IS VERY CLOSE ICE 10-25 CM. UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF THE LIGHTHOUSE SOMMERS THERE IS VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE 10-15 CM THICK. WESTWARD UP IS ICE-FREE.


IN THE NARVA BAY THERE IS VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE .
IN THE KUNDA BAY THERE IS VERY CLOSE AND CLOSE NILAS. MUUGA BAY IS VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE. TALLINN BAY IS VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE.


IN THE PAERNU BAY THERE IS UP TO BOUNDARY MANILAIU - VOISTE FAST ICE 10-28 CM THICK. FURTHER ON THE FAIRWAY THERE ARE RIDGED VERY CLOSE AND CLOSE ICE UP TO LATITUDE OF IKLA. FURTHER ON THE FAIRWAY THERE IS OPEN DRIFT ICE, THE ICE EDGE RUNS FROM ABRUKA OVER GULF OF RIGA TO IKLA. FURTHER ON FAIRWAY THERE IS VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE. IRBE STRAIT IS OPEN WATER


IN THE MOONSUND THERE ARE FAST ICE AND VERY CLOSE 8-20 CM THICK ICE.


ICEBREAKER: EVA-316 ASSIST TO PORT OF PAERNU

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Finnish Ice report

STFI41 EFKL 200952


FINNISH ICE REPORT 20.02.2017

In the Bothnian Bay ice drifts slowly southward.

In the northern Bay of Bothnia there is 35-60 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. Farther out 25-45 cm thick, consolidated and in places ridged drift ice, approximately to the line Malren - Oulun portti. There are cracks in places in the ice field, which in places is very difficult to force. Farther out 5-20 cm thick very close ice and 20-40 cm thick floes of consolidated brash ice. At the ice edge, which runs approximately along the line Raahe-Lule, there is a narrow brash ice barrier. Off Raahe, the ice edge runs approximately west of Raahe lighthouse.

In the southern Bay of Bothnia there is 10-30 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. Farther out there is a zone with very close thin ice. Further south towards the Quark, in places thin very open and open ice.

In the Quark there is thin very close ice. In the inner archipelago there is 20-40 cm thick fast ice. In the outer archipelago 10-20 cm thick very close ice approximately to Utgrynnan.

In the Sea of Bothnia in the archipelago there is 10-35 cm thick ice and new ice.

In the Archipelago Sea in the inner archipelago, there is 10-25 cm thick fast ice and thin level ice.

In the western Gulf of Finland there is 10-20 cm thick fast ice and thin level ice in the archipelago.

In the eastern Gulf of Finland there is 10-30 cm thick fast ice in the inner archipelago. Farther out in places thin very open ice approximately to Tiiskeri and Kotka lighthouse. Outside Kotka and Hamina, thin very close ice to Rankki. In the Gulf of Vyborg and off St. Petersburg there is 10-30 cm thick very close ice to Motschnyi.

Icebreakers: Otso, Polaris, Sisu and Frej assist in the Bay of Bothnia. Thetis assists in the southern Bay of Bothnia. Voima assists in the eastern Gulf of Finland.

Restrictions to navigation: Minimum ice class and deadweight required of assisted vessels: Tornio, Kemi and Oulu, IA of more than 4000 tons. Raahe, Kalajoki, Kokkola, Pietarsaari and Vaasa, IA and IB of more than 2000 tons. Kaskinen, I and II of more than 2000 tons. Loviisa, Kotka and Hamina, IA and IB of more than 2000 tons and IC and II of more than 3000 tons.

Alterations to the restrictions: Minimum ice class and deadweight required of assisted vessels from 22nd February: Raahe, IA of more than 2000 tons.

The traffic separation scheme in the Quark is temporarily out of use due to ice conditions from 18th February.

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

STDL20 EDZW 200900


German Ice Report - No. 29 2017-02-20

The ice is further disappearing.

Western Baltic Sea: The seaport of Rostock is ice free. The Bodden of Zingst-Darss is covered by open thin ice in sheltered places. In the Bodden between Ruegen and Hiddensee, in places very open to open thin ice and open water occur. In the Strelasund there is open water and in places close ice south of Palmer Ort.

Southern Baltic Sea: In sheltered areas close to the coast of the Greifswalder Bodden, very open thin ice can be found, else there is open water or ice free. In the Peene Strait there is open water or ice free north of Wolgast and south of Wolgast, very close, 3-14 cm thick ice, with melt puddles in places, and open water occur. In the Szczecin Lagoon there is very open to very close, 5-15 cm thick level ice and open water in places. The ice moves towards the north-eastern coast. In the ice field, some fractures and melt puddles have formed.

Outlook Melting of the ice will continue and there will be week to moderate eastward ice drift.

Restrictions The southern Peene Strait, the Achterwasser and the Kleines Haff are closed for ship traffic. Only daytime navigation is allowed in the northern approach to Stralsund (including Bodden waters west), eastern approach to Stralsund from Landtief B to the ports in the Greifswalder Bodden and Stralsund and in the northern Peenestrom. Begin and end of daytime navigation can be obtained on VHF: Warnemuende traffic center, Stralsund traffic channel 67 and Wolgast traffic channel 09.

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Latvian Ice report

STLV41 UMRR 200900
Latvian ICE REPORT 2017-02-20

IN THE PORT OF RIGA THERE ARE OPEN WATER AND DRIFT ICE CAN BE FOUND FROM THE RIV ER. THE FAIRWAY FROM THE PORT OF RIGA TO KOLKA IS ICE FREE. IN IRBE STRAIT THERE IS OPEN WATER. PORTS OF VENTSPILS AND LIEPAJA IS ICE FREE. THE FAIRWAY FROM KOLKA TO LITHUANIAN SEA BORDER IS ICE FREE.

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Lithuania Lithuanian Ice report

STLT41 EYHM 190700
In the port of Klaipeda is ice free. In the entrances to port is ice free. On the fairway Klaipeda- sea border of Latvia is ice free. On the fairway Klaipeda- sea border of Russia is ice free. In the Curonian Gulf is very close pack ice.
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Norway Norwegian Ice report

No report
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Polish Ice report

STPL42 SOWR 191200

POLISH ICE REPORT 19.02.17 No. 34

Vistula Lagoon - Tolkmicko - fast ice, 10-20 cm thick Harbour Darlowo - ice-free Firth of Szczecin - open ice, 5-10 cm thick Harbour Szczecin - open ice, 5-10 cm thick on fairway Szczecin-Swinoujscie - unstable ice situation, drifting big floe, 10c m thick Harbour Swinoujscie - very open ice

Zalew Wiœlany - Tolkmicko - sta³y lod, 10-20 cm grubosci port Darlowo - obszar wolny od lodu Zalew Szczecinski - luzna kra, 5-20 cm grubosci Port Szczecin - luzna kra, 5-10 cm grubosci Tor wodny Szczecin - Swinoujscie - sytuacja zmienna, dryfujace od wschodu duze t afle lodu, 10cm grubosci Port Swinoujscie - bardzo luzna kra

Restrictions to navigation: on fairway Szczecin-Swinoujscie - shipping available only for ships with ice cla ss PRS-L4 or equivalent, and with the power of machines more than 1200kW, one di rection of traffic harbour Swinoujscie and harbour Szczecin - Shipping not available for units with wooden and laminate hulls

Restrykcje lodowe: tor wodny Szczecin-Swinoujscie - zegluga dostepna tylko dla statkow z klasa lodo wa PRS-L4 lub rownowazna oraz z moca maszyn powyzej 1200km, jeden kierunek ruchu IBT-IVBT port Swinoujscie i port Szczecin - zegluga niedostepna dla jednostek o kadlubach drewnianych i z laminatow =

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Russian Ice report

STRS10 RUMS 200700


RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 20.02.2017

Gulf of Finland:
RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 20.02.2017

Gulf of Finland: IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT-PETERSBURG AND UP TO LONGITUDE OF T HE LIGHTHOUSE TOLBUHIN THERE IS HUMMOCKED FAST ICE 20-40 CM THICK. UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF THE LIGHTHOUSE SHEPELEVSKIJ THERE IS VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE 15-30 CM THICK. UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF THE ISLAND MOTSHJNYJ THERE IS VERY CLOSE ICE 10-25 CM. UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF THE LIGHTHO USE SOMMERS THERE IS VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE 10-15 CM THICK. WESTWARD UP IS ICE-FREE. IN THE STRAIT BJERKESUND THERE IS FAST ICE 20-35 CM THICK. IN THE VYBORG BAY THERE IS FAST ICE 20-40 CM THICK. IN THE ENTRANCE T HERE IS VERY CLOSE FLOATIN ICE 10-25 THICK. IN THE LUGA BAY THERE IS VERI CLOSE DRIFT ICE 10-15 CM THICK. M-aM-a 184/5 284/5 384/5 45345 55245 652/5 721/3 =

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Swedish Ice report

STSN42 ESWI 201117

20/02/17


SWEDISH ICE REPORT

ISSUED: MONDAY FEB 20, 2017

BAY OF BOTHNIA IN THE NORTHERN ARCHIPELAGO FROM HARAHOLMEN TO HAILUOTO 20-55 CM FAST ICE, IN THE SOUTHERN, 10-40 CM FAST ICE. OFF THE FAST ICE IN THE NORTH, 20-45 CM VERY CLOSE OR CONSOLIDATED ICE. IN THE AREA LARSGRUNDET - FARSTUGRUNDEN NEW ICE. IN THE CENTRAL NORTHERN PART OF BAY OF BOTHNIA 10-40 CM OPEN TO VERY CLOSE ICE. ELSE MOSTLY OPEN WATER WITH STRIPS AND PATCHES OF DRIFT ICE. IN CENTRAL SOUTHERN PART OF BAY OF BOTHNIA MOSTLY ICE FREE. NEXT 24 HOURS AT FIRST N ICE DRIFT, LATER S ICE DRIFT.

THE QUARK IN SHELTERED BAYS AND IN THE VAASA ARCHIPELAGO 15-40 CM FAST AND CLOSE ICE. W OF HOLMOARNA 10-20 CM VERY CLOSE ICE. ELSE 5-15 CM OPEN TO VERY OPEN ICE OR OPEN WATER WITH BELTS OF DRIFT ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS AT FIRST WEAK SHIFTING WINDS, LATER S ICE DRIFT.

NORTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA IN SHELTERED BAYS 10-30 CM FAST ICE. ELSE ALONG THE COAST THIN LEVEL ICE. ON ANGERMANALVEN 15-40 CM FAST ICE OR CLOSE ICE.

SOUTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA IN SHELTERED BAYS ON THE SWEDISH SIDE THIN LEVEL ICE OR NEW ICE. FURTHER OUT VERY OPEN ICE. ALONG THE FINNISH COAST 10-25 CM FAST ICE.

SEA OF ALAND THIN LEVEL ICE OR NEW ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS.

ARCHIPELAGO SEA ALONG THE COAST 10-20 CM FAST ICE. IN THE ARCHIPELAGO THIN LEVEL ICE OR NEW ICE.

NORTHERN BALTIC NEW ICE OR THIN LEVEL ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS.

LAKE MALAREN NEW ICE OR 5-15 CM LEVEL ICE.

GULF OF FINLAND IN SHELTERED BAYS 10-20 CM FAST ICE. IN THE ARCHIPELAGO THIN LEVEL ICE. IN THE INNER PARTS OF WYBORG BAY AND S:T PETERSBURG BAY 20-40 CM FAST ICE. FURTHER OUT 10-25 CM CLOSE OR VERY CLOSE ICE OUT TO THE LINE SOMERI - 3 M W VIGRUND. NEXT 24 HOURS V ICE DRIFT, LATER S ICE DRIFT.

GULF OF RIGA IN SHELTERED BAYS IN MOON STRAIT AND PARNU BAY 10-25 CM FAST ICE. FURTHER OUT 5-20 CM LEVEL OR VERY CLOSE ICE.

CENTRAL BALTIC NEW ICE OCCUR IN SHELTERED BAYS.

SOUTHERN BALTIC NEW ICE OCCUR IN KARLSKRONA ARCHIPELAGO.

LAKE VANERN THIN LEVEL ICE OR NEW ICE IN THE ARCHIPELAGO AND SHELTERED BAYS.

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