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Actual situation 28/01/15 14:50

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Danish Ice report

No report
 
 
Estonian Ice report

STEO10 EEMH 280911

ESTONIAN ICEREPORT UC24

28.01.2015

GULF OF FINLAND
IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT-PETERSBURG UP TO LONGITUDE OF THE ISLAND KOTLIN THERE IS FAST ICE 15-30 CM THICK. UP TO LONGITUDE OF WESTERN POINT OF ISLAND BOLSHOY BERESOVIJ THERE IS VERY CLOSE HUMMOCKED ICE 5-15 CM THICK UP TO ISLAND SESCAR THERE IS CLOSE ICE. FURTHER FAIRWAY IS ICE FREE.


IN GULF OF NARVA THERE IS NEW ICE NEAR COAST. GULF OF KUNDA IS OPEN WATER AND NEW ICE. GULF OF MUUGA IS ICE FREE. TALLINN BAY IS ICE FREE.

PAERNU BAY THERE IS FAST ICE UP TO 4 KM WITH 13 CM THICK. FURTHER ON THE FAIRWAY IS OPEN WATER. IRBE STRAIT IS ICE FREE.

MOONSUND IS ICE FREE. ON BAYS AND LOCALLY ON COAST VERY CLOSE DARK NILAS, LOCALLY HUMMOCKED ICE.


ICEBREAKER: EVA-316 ASSIST TO PORT OF PAERNU

 
 
Finnish Ice report

STFI41 EFKL 281100


FINNISH ICE REPORT 28.01.2015

The ice in the Bay of Bothnia drifts to north-east.

In the northern Bay of Bothnia, there is 20-40 cm thick fast ice in the northern archipelago. Off the fast ice edge there is first thin level ice to Kemi 2 and Oulu 3. Farther out 10-30 cm thick very close ice approximately to 12 nautical miles south of Kemi 1. The ice field is in places ridged and rafted. At the edge of the ice field there is a brash ice barrier, difficult to force.

In the southern Bay of Bothnia in the archipelago there is thin fast ice. Off the fast-ice edge there is thin very open ice.

In the Quark there is 10-20 cm thick fast ice, thin level ice and very close ice in the archipelago.

In the Sea of Bothnia in the archipelago there is thin fast ice and new ice.

In the Gulf of Finland there is thin ice in the inner archipelago. In the Gulf of Vyborg and the Gulf of St Petersburg there is 10-25 cm thick fast ice. Farther out 10-15 cm thick very close ice and new ice to the line Halli-Seskar-Vigrund.

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

Restrictions to navigation: Minimum ice class and deadweight required of assisted vessels: Tornio, Kemi, Oulu, 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.

The Saimaa Canal is closed for traffic.

Alterations to the restrictions:

Minimum ice class and deadweight required of assisted vessels from 31st January: Tornio, Kemi and Oulu, IA 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.

 
Germany  German Ice report

No report
 
Latvian Ice report

No report
 
Lithuania Lithuanian Ice report

STLT41 EYHM 280800
AA13000 20000 30000 In the port of Klaipeda is open pack ice. In the entrances to port is very open pack ice. On the fairway Klaipeda-sea border of Latvia is ice free. On the fairway Klaipeda-sea border of Russia is ice free. In northen part of the Curonian gulf is open pack ice.
 
Norway Norwegian Ice report

No report
 
Polish Ice report

No report
 
Russian Ice report

STRS10 RUMS 280900


RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 28.01.2015

Gulf of Finland:
RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 28.01.2015

Gulf of Finland: IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT-PETERSBURG AND UP TO LONGITUDE OF THE ISLAND K

 
Swedish Ice report

STSN42 ESWI 280814

1/28/15


SWEDISH ICE REPORT

ISSUED: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015

BAY OF BOTHNIA IN THE ARCHIPELAGOES FAST ICE, 20-40 CM. ALONG THE COAST FROM RATA STORGRUND -SK ELLEFTE BAY- ENTRANCE TO LULEA, MOSTLY OPEN ICE, 5-15 CM. INSIDE FARSTUGRUNDET-H AILOUTO VERY CLOSE, CONSOLIDATED ICE 15-30 CM WITH SOME RIDGES. A BRASH ICE BARR IER ALONG THE ICE EDGE FROM 8 M ENE FARSTUGRUNDET TO 8 M NW MARJANIEMI. FURTHER SOUTH ALONG FINISH COAST, OPEN OR CLOSE ICE, 5-30 CM. COMING 24 HOURS NE ICE DRIFT AND FURTHER RIDGING OF THE COMPACT ICE FIELD. THE QUARK IN VAASA ARCHIPELAGO AND SHELTERED BAYS ALONG THE SWEDISH COASTS, FAST ICE UP TO 20 CM. FROM VAKTARE LIGHTHOUSE AND FURTHER NORTH ALONG SWEDISH COAST MOSTLY OPE N ICE 5-15 CM. AT SEA OPEN WATER. COMING 24 HOURS NE ICE DRIFT. SEA OF BOTHNIA 5-20 CM FAST ICE IN ANGERMANALVEN. THIN LEVEL ICE IN SHELTERED COASTAL AREAS. NE W ICE ALONG THE FINNISH COAST. NEXT 24 HOURS NO CHANGES. SEA OF ALAND, ARCHIPELAGO SEA AND THE NORTHERN BALTIC SEA THIN LEVEL ICE OR NEW ICE IN SHELTERED COASTAL AREAS. NEXT 24 HOURS NO MAJOR CHA NGES. GULF OF FINLAND VERY CLOSE OR LEVEL ICE, 10-30 CM, IN THE ENTRANCE TO ST PETERSBURG AND THE VYBO RG BAY, FURTHER OUT NEW ICE. THE ICE EDGE AT E 28 13. ALONG THE COAST FROM VYBOR G APPROACH TO NARVA BAY, LEVEL ICE AND CLOSE DRIFT ICE, UP TO 15 CM THICK. NEXT 24 HOURS NO CHANGES. GULF OF RIGA THIN LEVEL ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS AND IN THE INNER PART OF PARNU BAY. NEXT 24 HOU RS NO MAJOR CHANGES. LAKE MALAREN THIN LEVEL ICE OR NEW ICE IN THE WESTERN PART. NEXT 24 HOURS NO MAJOR CHANGES.