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Actual situation 18/04/19 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

No report
 
Finnish Ice report

STFI41 EFKL 180830


FINNISH ICE REPORT 18.04.2019

The drift ice in the Bay of Bothnia has stayed almost stationary.

In the northern Bay of Bothnia 45-80 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago approximately to Kemi 3 and Oulu 3. To Oulun portti 25-80 cm thick ridged consolidated ice. Farther out, approximately to the line Simpgrund - Nahkiainen, there is open water. Farther south 10-50 cm thick ridged close and very close ice.

In the southern Bay of Bothnia 20-45 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. Farther out 10-50 cm thick ridged close and very close ice and. From approximately 20 nautical miles west of Kallan to the Quark there is very open ice. Open water southward from Nordvalen.

In the Quark, in the Vaasa archipelago, 20-40 cm thick rotting fast ice to west of Storhsten. Farther out open water.

In the Sea of Bothnia, in the Archipelago Sea and in the Gulf of Finland rotten ice in places in the inner archipelago.

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

Assistance restrictions: Minimum ice class and deadweight required of assisted vessels: Tornio, Kemi, Oulu, Raahe, Kalajoki, Kokkola and Pietarsaari, IA of more than 2000 tons. Vaasa, II of more than 2000 tons.

Vessels bound for Gulf of Bothnia ports in which assistance restrictions apply shall, when passing the latitude 60N, 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 10 492 7600.

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

The traffic separation scheme in the Quark is temporarily out of use.

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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

STRS10 RUMS 180900


RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 18.04.2019

Gulf of Finland:
RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 18.04.2019

Gulf of Finland: IN THE TOP OF VYBORG BAY THERE IS VERY CLOSE ICE 15-25 CM THICK. IN THE ENTRANCE THERE IS ICE-FREE. IN THE STRAIT BJERKESUND THERE IS OPEN WATER. REMAINING WATER AREAS OF THE FINLAND GULF THERE IS ICE-FREE.

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Swedish Ice report

STSN42 ESWI 180938

18/04/19


SWEDISH ICE REPORT

ISSUED: THURSDAY APR 18, 2019

IN SHELTERED BAYS IN THE S, 20-45 CM FAST ICE. IN THE N ARCHIPELAGOES 35-80 CM FAST ICE. OFF THE FAST ICE NEW ICE OR OPEN WATER WITH SOME HEAVIER FLOWS. 7 M SE SIMPGRUND AND S, 10-50 CM OPEN TO VERY CLOSE ICE WITH RIDGES. NEXT 24 HOURS MELTING AND WEAK NE-E ICE DRIFT.

THE QUARK IN SHELTERED BAYS ALONG THE SWEDISH COAST AND IN THE FINNISH ARCHIPELAGO, 20-40 CM FAST ICE. NE VALASSAARET 10-50 CM VERY CLOSE ICE. ELSE IN THE N PART AT SEA NEW ICE OR OPEN WATER WITH SOME HEAVIER FLOWS. NEXT 24 HOURS MELTING AND MAINLY E ICE DRIFT.

NORTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA IN SHELTERED BAYS ROTTEN ICE OR 10-40 CM ROTTING FAST ICE. ON ANGERMANALVEN ROTTEN ICE, BUT IN THE FAIRWAY MOSTLY OPEN WATER. NEXT 24 HOURS MELTING.

SOUTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA ROTTEN ICE OCCUR IN SHELTERED BAYS. NEXT 24 HOURS MELTING.

GULF OF FINLAND IN SHELTERED BAYS IN THE E PART ROTTEN ICE OCCUR. OUT OF THERE MOSTLY OPEN WATER, WITH SINGLE FLOWS AND STRINGS OF DRIFT ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS MELTING.

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