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Actual situation 17/02/18 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 171048

ESTONIAN ICE REPORT UC36

17.02.2018

GULF OF FINLAND
IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT-PETERSBURG AND UP TO LONGITUDE OF THE DIKE THERE IS FAST ICE 15-30 CM THICK.

UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF THE ISLAND SESCAR THERE IS VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE 10-20 CM THICK. UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF THE ISLAND MOTSHJNYJ THERE IS CLOSE DRIFT ICE 10-20 CM THICK. UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF THE ISLAND HOGLAND THERE IS OPEN AND VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE. WESTWARD UP IS ICE-FREE.

NARVA BAY THERE IS OPEN DRIFT ICE. KUNDA BAY THERE IS VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE AND OPEN WATER. MUUGA BAY THERE IS NEW ICE. TALLINN BAY IS ICE FREE.

PARNU BAY THERE IS 15-20 CM THICK FAST ICE BELT, FURTHER UP TO LINE KIHNU-SORGU-HAADEMEESTE THERE IS VERY CLOSE RIDGED DRIFT ICE 10-20 CM THICK. FURTHER ON THE FAIRWAY UP TO KIHNU-KABLI LATITUDE THERE IS OPEN DRIFT ICE, FURTHER ON THERE IS ICE FREE.

IRBE STRAIT IS ICE FREE.

VAINAMERI THERE IS FAST ICE NEAR THE COAST, FURTHER ON THERE IS 10-20 CM THICK VERY CLOSE AND CLOSE DRIFT ICE.

NAVIGATION DIFFICULT FOR UNSTRENGTHENED OR LOW-POWERED VESSELS BUILT OF IRON OR STEEL.
ICEBREAKER: PROTECTOR ASSIST TO PORT OF PARNU.

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Finnish Ice report

STFI41 EFKL 170915


FINNISH ICE REPORT 17.02.2018

New ice is forming and the ice gets thicker.

In the northern Bay of Bothnia there is 35-55 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. At the fast ice edge there is 30-50 cm thick ridged consolidated drift ice to Kemi 2 and Oulu 4. Farther out 15-30 cm thick rafted ice. The ice field is difficult to force in places and ice pressure occurs. From Marjaniemi southward runs a wide lead with thin ice.

In the southern Bay of Bothnia there is 20-35 cm thick fast ice and very close ice in the archipelago. Farther out a 15-25 nautical miles wide lead with thin ice. Farther west 15-30 cm thick very close ice.

In the Quark 10-30 cm thick very open ice and new ice. In Vaasa archipelago there is 20-40 cm thick fast ice and 10-20 cm thick rafted ice to Ensten. Farther out thin ice.

In the Sea of Bothnia 10-30 cm thick fast ice in the inner archipelago. Off the fast ice edge thin drift ice.

In the Archipelago Sea thin level ice and new ice in the inner archipelago.

In the western Gulf of Finland 5-15 cm thick ice in the inner archipelago. Farther out thin very close drift ice to 2 nautical miles south of Harmaja.

In the eastern Gulf of Finland 15-25 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. Off the fast ice 5-15 cm thick very close ice and shuga to the line Porvoo lighthouse - Tiiskeri - Haapasaari. Farther out new ice and ice formation.

Icebreakers: Kontio, Otso, Polaris and Urho assist in the Bay of Bothnia. Thetis assists in the Quark and in the Sea 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 and Pietarsaari, IA of more than 2000 tons. Vaasa, IA or IB of more than 2000 tons and IC or II of more than 3000 tons. Kaskinen, Kristiinankaupunki, Pori, Rauma, Uusikaupunki, Taalintehdas, Frby, Koverhar, Inkoo, Kantvik, Helsinki and Skldvik, I or II of more than 2000 tons. Loviisa, Kotka and Hamina, IA or IB of more than 2000 tons and IC or II of more than 3000 tons.

Alterations to the restrictions: Minimum ice class and deadweight required of assisted vessels from 21st February: Skldvik, IA or IB of more than 2000 tons and IC or II of more than 3000 tons. Loviisa, Kotka and Hamina, IA or IB 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.

Vessels bound for ports in the Bay of Bothnia shall report to Bothnia VTS on VHF channel 67 20 NM before Nordvalen lighthouse.

The traffic separation schemes in the Quark are temporarily out of use.

The transit traffic west of Holmoarna is temporarily prohibited.

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Germany  German Ice report

No report
CC DD FF II
 

Latvian Ice report

STLV41 UMRR 160900
Latvian ICE REPORT 2018-02-16

PORT OF RIGA IS OPEN WATER, PORTS OF VENTSPILS AND LIEPAJA ARE ICE FREE. THE FAIRWAY FROM PORT OF RIGA TO IRBE STRAIT IS MOSTLY ICE FREE. THE FAIRWAY FROM IRBE STRAIT TO LITHUANIAN SEA BORDER IS ICE FREE.

AA BB CC
 

Lithuania Lithuanian Ice report

STLT41 EYHM 170700
In the port of Klaipeda is open water. In the entrances to port of Klaipeda 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 compact pack ice.
AA
 

Norway Norwegian Ice report

No report
AA BB CC
 

Polish Ice report

STPL42 SOWR 161000

POLISH ICE REPORT 16.02.18 No. 8

Ustka Harbour - open water, new ice Darlowo Harbour - ice free Vistula Lagoon - Tolkmicko - fast ice, 9 cm thick

Port Ustka - pojedyncze kry, swiezy lod Darlowo Harbour - wolny od lodu Zalew Wislany - Tolkmicko - lod staly, 9 cm grubosci =

BB
 

Russian Ice report

STRS10 RUMS 160900


RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 16.02.2018

Gulf of Finland:
RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 16.02.2018

Gulf of Finland: IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT-PETERSBURG AND UP TO LONGITUDE OF THE DIKE THE RE IS FAST ICE 15-30 CM THICK. UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF THE ISLAND MOTSHJNYJ THERE IS VERY CLOSE ICE 10-20 CM THICK. UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF THE HAMINA THERE IS CL OSE ICE 5-15 CM THICK. WESTWARD UP IS ICE-FREE. IN THE VYBORG BAY THERE IS FAST ICE 15-25 CM THICK. IN THE ENTRANCE THERE IS VER Y CLOSE ICE 10-20 CM THICK. IN THE STRAIT BJERKESUND THERE IS FAST ICE 15-25 CM THICK. IN THE LUGA BAY THERE IS VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE 10-20 CM THICK.

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Swedish Ice report

STSN42 ESWI 171243

17/02/18


SWEDISH ICE REPORT

ISSUED: SATURDAY FEB 17, 2018

IN THE NORTHERN ARCHIPELAGOES 35-55 CM FAST ICE, IN THE SOUTHERN 20-35 CM. IN THE SKELLEFTE BAY AND SE OF THE LINE RATA STORGRUND - HAILUOTO 5-15 CM LEVEL ICE, SOME HEAVIER FLOES OCCUR. NW OF THE LINE 10-30 CM VERY CLOSE ICE. ALONG THE LINE BJORNKLACK - GASOREN 30-50 CM RIDGED ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUED ICE GROWTH AND WEAK N ICE DRIFT.

THE QUARK CLOSE TO THE COAST AND IN THE VAASA ARCHIPELAGO 15-40 CM FAST ICE. FURTHER OUT 10-25 CM LEVEL OR VERY CLOSE ICE. AT SEA, IN THE NORTH 5-15 CM LEVEL ICE, IN THE SOUTH NEW ICE. SOME HEAVY FLOES OCCUR. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUED ICE GROWTH AND WEAK N ICE DRIFT.

NORTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA IN SHELTERED BAYS 15-40 CM FAST ICE. CLOSE TO THE COASTS 5-20 CM LEVEL ICE. ON THE FINNISH SIDE NEW ICE TO 10 M FROM THE COAST. ON ANGERMANALVEN 30-50 CM FAST OR VERY CLOSE ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS NEW ICE FORMATION AND WEAK W ICE DRIFT.

SOUTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA IN SHELTERED BAYS ON THE SWEDISH SIDE 5-15 CM FAST OR LEVEL ICE, ON THE FINNISH SIDE 10-20 CM. FURTHER OUT ALONG THE COASTS, NEW ICE OR VERY OPEN ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS NEW ICE FORMATION CLOSE AND WEAK W ICE DRIFT.

SEA OF ALAND IN SHELTERED BAYS 5-12 CM FAST OR LEVEL ICE. FURTHER OUT AND AROUND THE ISLANDS NEW ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS NEW ICE FORMATION.

ARCHIPELAGO SEA IN SHELTERED BAYS 10-20 CM FAST ICE. IN THE ARCHIPELAGO 5-15 CM LEVEL ICE OR NEW ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS NEW ICE FORMATION.

GULF OF FINLAND IN THE FINNISH ARCHIPELAGO 5-20 CM FAST ICE, FURTHER OUT 10-20 CM VERY CLOSE ICE. IN THE VYBORG BAY AND E OF KOTLIN 15-30 CM FAST ICE. NORTH OF THE LINE KOTLIN-HOGLAND 10-20 CM VERY CLOSE ICE, S OF THE LINE 5-15 CM LEVEL ICE TO BOL. TYTERS. FURTHER OUT NEW ICE TO MAL. TYTERS AS WELL AS AROUND KALBADAGRUND. NEXT 24 HOURS NEW ICE FORMATION AND W-SW ICE DRIFT.

GULF OF RIGA IN SHELTERED BAYS 10-20 CM FAST ICE. IN THE VAINAMERI SEA 5-20 CM VERY CLOSE ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS NEW ICE FORMATION.

NORTHERN BALTIC NEW ICE OR THIN LEVEL ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS. NEXT 24 HOURS SOME NEW ICE FORMATION.

LAKE MALAREN IN THE WESTERN AND NORTHERN PARTS 5-20 CM FAST ICE. ON N AND S BJORKFJARDEN OPEN WATER, ELSE THIN LEVEL ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS SOME NEW ICE FORMATION.

CENTRAL BALTIC NEW ICE OR THIN LEVEL ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS. NEXT 24 HOURS NO NEW ICE FORMATION.

SOUTHEASTERN BALTIC IN THE SE LAGOONS 5-10 CM LEVEL OR VERY CLOSE ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS THE ICE WILL BE WEAKENED.

SOUTHERN BALTIC NEW ICE IN THE KARLSKRONA ARCHIPELAGO. NEXT 24 HOURS THE ICE WILL BE WEAKENED.

SOUTHWESTERN BALTIC IN SHELTERED BAYS AROUND RGEN VERY OPEN ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS THE ICE WILL BREAK UP.

SKAGERRAK NEW ICE OR VERY OPEN ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS. NEXT 24 HOURS NO NEW ICE FORMATION.

LAKE VANERN IN SHELTERED BAYS 5-12 CM LEVEL OR NEW ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS SOME NEW ICE FORMATION.

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