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Actual situation 24/05/22 16:50

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.
Fairway ice legend

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Danish Ice report

No report
 
Estonian Ice report

No report
 
Finnish Ice report

STFI41 EFKL 240837


FINNISH ICE REPORT 24.05.2022

The ice drifts very slowly and melting continues.

In the Bay of Bothnia between Vlikivikko and Hailuoto, in places 10-30 cm thick open ice. From Marjaniemi souhtward, to east of Ulkokalla, 3-10 nautical miles wide area of 10-30 cm thick close and very close ice. The ice field is rotting, but in places there are thick floebits. Open water from the port of Raahe to Johan.

Icebreakers: Otso assists in the Bay of Bothnia.

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

No report
 

Swedish Ice report

STSN42 ESWI 241111

24/05/22


SWEDISH ICE REPORT

ISSUED: TUESDAY MAY 24, 2022

BAY OF BOTHNIA OFF KALAJOKI AND RAAHE A BELT WITH 10-40 CM CLOSE OR VERY CLOSE ICE, FURTHER NORTH REMNANTS WITH OPEN OR VERY OPEN ICE. ELSEWHERE ICE FREE. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUED MELTING AND N-NE ICE DRIFT.

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