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Actual situation 05/12/22 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 050926

ESTONIAN ICE REPORT FC01

05.12.2022

GULF OF FINLAND
IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT-PETERSBOURG AND UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF DIKE IS VERY CLOSE NILAS. FURTHER UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF WESTERN POINT OF ISLAND KOTLIN IS CLOSE NEW ICE. WESTWARDS IS ICE-FREE
IN NARVA BAY IS NEW ICE NEAR THE COAST.
IN MOONSUND ON THE FAIRWAY IS ICE-FREE, IN SHALLOW BAYS AND NEAR THE COAST IS NEW ICE.
IN PARNU BAY IS NEW ICE UP TO THE LINE LINDI-TAHKUNINA

 
Finnish Ice report

STFI41 EFKL 050929


FINNISH ICE REPORT 05.12.2022

The ice condition is virtually unchanged.

In the northern Bay of Bothnia 5-15 cm thick level ice and new ice in the inner archipelago. Farther out drifting new ice in places.

In the southern Bay of Bothnia and in the Quark new ice in places in the inner archipelago.

In the eastern Gulf of Finland new ice in places in the inner archipelago. In the Gulf of Vyborg and off Saint Petersburg thin ice.

In the Lake Saimaa thin ice in places.

Icebreakers: Tugboats assist in the Bay of Bothnia.

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

Vessels bound for Gulf of Bothnia ports in which assistance restrictions apply, shall when passing latitude 6000' N report their nationality, name, destination, ETA and speed to ICE INFO on VHF channel 82. 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.

 

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 050900


RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 05.12.2022

Gulf of Finland:
RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 05.12.2022

Gulf of Finland: IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT-PETERSBURG AND UP TO LONGITUDE OF DIKE THERE IS VERY CLOSE LIGHT NILAS. UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF THE WESTERNMOST TIP ISLAND KOTLIN THERE IS CLOSE FLOATING NEW ICE. WESTWARD UP IS ICE-FREE. IN THE TOP VYBORG BAY THERE IS VERY CLOSE DARK NILAS. M-aM-a 151/2 251/2 34000=

 

Swedish Ice report

STSN42 ESWI 051311

05/12/22


SWEDISH ICE REPORT

ISSUED: MONDAY DEC 5, 2022

BAY OF BOTHNIA IN THE NORTHERNMOST ARCHIPELAGO 5-15 CM LEVEL ICE. OUTSIDE, AND IN THE REMAINING INNER BAYS THERE IS NEW ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUED NEW ICE FORMATION ALONG THE COAST.

THE QUARK NEW ICE IN THE INNER BAYS. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUED NEW ICE FORMATION IN THE INNER BAYS.

NORTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA IN INNER BAYS, MAINLY ON THE FINNISH SIDE NEW ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUED NEW ICE FORMATION IN INNER BAYS.

GULF OF FINLAND NEW ICE IN BAYS ALONG THE NE COAST. THIN LEVEL ICE IN THE VYBORG BAY AND EAST OF KOTLIN. IN THE COMING DAYS, SOME NEW ICE FORMATION IN THE INNER BAYS.

GULF OF RIGA NEW ICE IN THE BAYS OF VAINAMERI SEA AND IN THE PARNU BAY. IN THE COMING DAYS, SOME NEW ICE FORMATION IN THE INNER BAYS.