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Actual situation 06/12/21 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 060822

ESTONIAN ICE REPORT FC05

06.12.2021

GULF OF FINLAND


IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT-PETERSBURG AND UP TO LONGITUDE OF ISLAND KOTLIN IS VERY CLOSE LIGHT NILAS. UP TO THE LONGITUDE LIGHTHOUSE TOLBUKHIN IS VERY OPEN NEW ICE AND GREASE ICE. UP TO THE LONGITUDE CAPE SERAYA LOSHAD IS OPEN DRIFT ICE. WESTWARD UP IS ICE-FREE.


IN NARVA BAY IS NEW ICE NEAR THE COAST.
IN KUNDA BAY IS NEW ICE NEAR THE COAST.
IN PARNU BAY IS NILAS AND NEW ICE UP TO THE LINE CAPE SUURNA - ISLAND ANNILAID.
IN MOONSUND NEAR THE COAST AND IN SHALLOW BAYS IS NILAS, ON THE FAIRWAY IS NEW ICE.
INTENSIVE ICE FORMATION CONTINUES.

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Finnish Ice report

STFI41 EFKL 060957


FINNISH ICE REPORT 06.12.2021

New ice is rapidly forming along the Finnish coast.

In the northern Bay of Bothnia, 5-15 cm thick level ice to Thti, Inakari and Lyh. Farther out drifting new ice to Kemi 1 and to 15 nautical miles west from Holma. Off Raahe, thin level ice to Lnsipiekko and farther out drifting new ice to Nahkiainen.

In the southern Bay of Bothnia and the Quark, thin level ice in the inner archipelago. Farther out new ice in places.

In the Sea of Bothnia and Gulf of Finland, new ice and ice formation in the inner archipelago.

In the northern Lake Saimaa, 5-10 cm thick level ice and new ice.

In the southern Lake Saimaa and Saimaa Canal, new ice in places.

Icebreakers: Otso assists in the Bay of Bothnia. Calypso assists in the northern Lake Saimaa. Meteor assists in southern Lake Saimaa and Saimaa Canal.

Assistance restrictions: Minimum ice class and deadweight required of assisted vessels: Tornio, Kemi and Oulu, II of more than 2000 tons. Lake Saimaa and Saimaa Canal, II of more than 1300 tons.

Alterations to the assistance restrictions: From 8th December: Raahe, Kalajoki, Kokkola, Pietarsaari and Vaasa, II of more than 2000 tons. Varkaus, Kuopio, Siilinjrvi, Puhos and Joensuu, II of more than 2000 tons. From 11th December: Tornio, Kemi, Oulu and Raahe, I of more than 2000 tons. Saimaa Canal, Lappeenranta, Imatra, Joutseno, Ristiina and Savonlinna, II of more than 2000 tons.

Vessels bound for Gulf of Bothnia ports in which assistance restrictions apply, shall when passing latitude 60 00' N report their nationality, name, destination, ETA and speed to ICE INFO on VHF channel 78. This report can also be given directly by telephone to +46 10 492 7600.

Vessels bound for Finnish or Swedish ports with assistance restrictions in the Quark or the Bay of Bothnia shall, 20 nautical miles before Nordvalen Lighthouse (63 32,15' N 20 46,60' E), report in accordance with the instructions for winter navigation to Bothnia VTS on VHF channel 67.

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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 060900


RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 06.12.2021

Gulf of Finland:
RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 06.12.2021

Gulf of Finland: IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT-PETERSBURG AND UP TO LONGITUDE OF DIKE THERE IS VERY CLOSE THE LIGHT NILAS. UP TO THE LONGITUDE LIGHTHOUSE TOLBUHIN THERE IS VERY OPEN DRIFT NEW ICE AND GREASE ICE. UP TO THE LONGITUDE CAPE SERAYA LOSHAD THERE IS OPEN FLOATING NEW ICE. WESTWARD UP IS ICE-FREE. IN THE TOP VYBORG BAY THERE IS COMPACT LIGHT NILAS. M-aM-a 151/2 251/2 350/1 43000=

AA BB
 

Swedish Ice report

STSN42 ESWI 061405

06/12/21


SWEDISH ICE REPORT

ISSUED: MONDAY DEC 6, 2021

BAY OF BOTHNIA IN THE NORTHERN ARCHIPELAGOS 10-20 CM FAST ICE. FURTHER OUT 5-15 CM LEVEL ICE FOLLOWED BY NEW ICE OUT TO GASOREN - RODKALLEN - MALOREN - BOTHNIA BUOY - NAHKIAINEN. IN THE OUTER ARCHIPELAGO BETWEEN KARLSBORG AND PITEA THERE ARE BANDS WITH 5-15 CM CLOSE TO VERY CLOSE ICE. IN THE SOUTHERN BAY OF BOTHNIA NEW ICE OR 5-15 CM LEVEL ICE ALONG THE COASTS. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUING NEW ICE FORMATION AND NW ICE DRIFT.

THE QUARK IN INNER ARCHIPELAGOS NEW ICE OR 5-15 CM LEVEL ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUING NEW ICE FORMATION AND ICE GROWTH.

NORTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA IN INNER BAYS NEW ICE OR 5-10 CM LEVEL ICE OCCURS. ON UPPER ANGERMANALVEN 5-15 CM LEVEL ICE, ON LOWER NEW ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUING NEW ICE FORMATION AND ICE GROWTH.

SOUTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA NEW ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS, ON THE FIN SIDE ALSO 5-10 CM LEVEL ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS NEW ICE FORMATION AND ICE GROWTH.

SEA OF ALAND NEW ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS ALONG THE COAST AND AT ALAND. NEXT 24 HOURS NEW ICE FORMATION.

ARCHIPELAGO SEA NEW ICE OR 5-10 CM LEVEL ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS ALONG THE COAST AND IN THE ARCHIPELAGO. NEXT 24 HOURS NEW ICE FORMATION.

LAKE MALAREN IN SHELTERED BAYS AND BETWEEN ISLANDS NEW ICE OR 5-15 CM LEVEL ICE OCCUR. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUING NEW ICE FORMATION.

GULF OF FINLAND IN SHELTERED BAYS AND INNER ARCHIPELAGOS NEW ICE OCCUR. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUING NEW ICE FORMATION.

GULF OF RIGA NEW ICE IN THE MOON SOUND AS WELL AS IN THE PARNU BAY. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUING NEW ICE FORMATION.

NORTHERN BALTIC NEW ICE OCCUR IN A FEW SHELTERED BAYS ALONG THE COAST. NEXT 24 HOURS NEW ICE FORMATION.

LAKE VANERN NEW ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS. NEXT 24 HOURS NEW ICE FORMATION.

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