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Actual situation 17/02/19 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

STEO10 EEMH 170733

ESTONIAN ICE REPORT UC63

17.02.2019

GULF OF FINLAND
IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT PETERSBURG AND UP TO LONGITUDE OF THE LIGHTHOUSE TOLBUHIN, THERE IS THE FAST ICE 30-40 CM THICK. FURTHER UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF THE LIGHTHOUSE SHEPELEVSKIJ THERE IS VERY CLOSE ICE 25-35 CM THICK. FURTHER UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF THE ISLAND SESCAR THERE IS CLOSE ICE 25-35 CM THICK. FURTHER UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF THE ISLAND HOGLAND THERE IS VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE. WESTWARD UP IS ICE-FREE.


IN NARVA BAY THERE IS NARROW BELT OF FAST ICE NEAR THE COAST, FURTHER ON ICE FREE.
IN KUNDA BAY IS ICE FREE.
IN MUUGA BAY IS ICE FREE. TALLINN BAY IS ICE FREE.


IN PARNU BAY THERE IS RIDGED FAST ICE UP TO LIU-HAADEMEESTE LINE, 20-40 CM THICK, LOCALLY CRACKS IN ICE, IN WESTERN PART MANY POLYNYAS. FURTHER ON FAIRWAY UP TO MANILAID-KABLI LINE THERE ARE VERY CLOSE AND CLOSE DRIFT ICE, 10-15 CM THICK, FURTHER UP TO KIHNU-KABLI LINE THERE IS VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE AND OPEN WATER. FURTHER ON THE FAIRWAY UP TO IRBE STRAIT IS ICE FREE.

IRBE STRAIT IS ICE FREE.


IN VAINAMERI THERE IS FAST ICE IN SHALLOW BAYS AND NEAR THE COAST, 10-30 CM THICK, LOCALLY CRACKS AND POLYNYAS
IN ICE. FURTHER ON THERE IS VERY CLOSE AND CLOSE RIDGED DRIFT ICE, TOWARDS ISLAND HIIUMAA THERE IS AREA OF OPEN AND VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE. SOUTHWARDS FROM KUIVASTU-VIRTSU LINE THERE IS VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE.


ICEBREAKERS: EVA-316 ASSIST TO PORT OF PARNU.

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Finnish Ice report

STFI41 EFKL 170952


FINNISH ICE REPORT 17.02.2019

The ice is moving to south and southeast.

In the northern Bay of Bothnia 40-55 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. Off the fast ice 10-25 cm thick very close ice approximately to the line Malren - Nahkiainen. The ice field is in places ridged. Farther out 20-40 cm thick, in places rafted, very close ice. Cracks in the ice field.

In the southern Bay of Bothnia 20-40 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. Farther out 10-30 cm thick close and very close ice.

In the Quark 5-30 cm thick open and very open ice. In the Vaasa archipelago 20-35 cm thick fast ice to Ensten, 10-25 cm thick very close ice to Vaasa lighthouse.

In the Sea of Bothnia 20-30 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. At the fast ice edge thin very close ice.

In the Archipelago Sea 10-20 cm thick fast ice and thin level ice in the inner archipelago. Along larger fairways very open ice or open water.

In the western Gulf of Finland 10-30 cm thick fast ice and thin level ice in the archipelago.

In the eastern Gulf of Finland 10-30 cm thick fast ice in the inner archipelago. Farther out very open ice to the line Eestiluoto-Tainio.

Icebreakers: Otso, Kontio, Polaris and Sisu assist in the Bay of Bothnia. Zeus assists in the Quark and in the northern Sea of Bothnia. Urho assists in the eastern Gulf of Finland.

Assistance restrictions: 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, Kaskinen and Uusikaupunki, IC of more than 2000 tons. Kristiinankaupunki, Pori, Rauma, Taalintehdas, Frby, Koverhar, Lappohja, Inkoo, Kantvik, Helsinki and Skldvik, II of more than 2000 tons. Loviisa, Mussalo, Kotka and Hamina, IC 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.

AA BB CC DD EE FF GG HH II JJ LL MM NN OO PP QQ RR SS TT UU
 

Germany  German Ice report

No report
 

Latvian Ice report

STLV41 UMRR 170900
Latvian ICE REPORT 2019-02-17

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

AA BB CC
 

Lithuania Lithuanian Ice report

STLT41 EYHM 170800
In the port of Klaipeda is ice free. 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 fast ice is broken.=
 

Norway Norwegian Ice report

No report
 

Polish Ice report

No report
 

Russian Ice report

No report
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Swedish Ice report

STSN42 ESWI 171234

17/02/19


SWEDISH ICE REPORT

ISSUED: SUNDAY FEB 17, 2019

IN THE N ARCHIPELAGOES 30-55 CM FAST ICE, IN THE S ARCHIPELAGOES 20-40 CM. AT SEA E OF THE LINE KARLSBORG - HELSINGKALLAN, 10-40 CM VERY CLOSE ICE. W OF THE LINE VERY OPEN ICE WITH AREAS OF 15-35 CM CLOSE TO VERY CLOSE ICE AT NORSTROMSGRUND - FALKENS GRUND AND 18 M E BJUROKLUBB. NEXT 24 HOURS NEW ICE FORMATION AND AT FIRST WEAK SE, LATER N ICE DRIFT.

THE QUARK ALONG THE COASTS, IN THE VAASA ARCHIPELAGO AND W OF HOLMOARNA 20-35 CM FAST. OFF THE FAST ICE ON THE FINNISH COAST 10-35 CM VERY CLOSE OR CONSOLIDATED ICE. AT SEA VERY OPEN ICE, 5-20 CM IN THE S PART AND 15-35 CM IN THE N PART. NEXT 24 HOURS MOSTLY N ICE DRIFT.

NORTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA IN THE ARCHIPELAGOES AND ALONG THE COAST 5-35 CM FAST, LEVEL OR VERY CLOSE ICE. ON ANGERMANALVEN 15-40 CM FAST ICE. OFF THE SWEDISH COAST 5-20 CM VERY OPEN ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS MOSTLY N ICE DRIFT.

SOUTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA ON THE SWEDISH COAST 5-20 CM FAST ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS, FURTHER OUT OPEN WATER WITH BANDS OF THIN ICE. IN THE FINNISH ARCHIPELAGO 10-30 CM FAST OR VERY CLOSE ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE.

SEA OF ALAND IN SHELTERED BAYS 5-15 CM LEVEL OR FAST ICE. FURTHER OUT OPEN WATER WITH BANDS OF THIN ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE.

ARCHIPELAGO SEA IN THE ARCHIPELAGO 10-30 CM FAST OR LEVEL ICE. IN MORE OPEN AREAS BETWEEN THE ISLANDS VERY OPEN ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE.

LAKE MALAREN THE LAKE IS COVERED WITH 5-20 CM FAST ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUED MELTING.

GULF OF FINLAND IN THE FINNISH ARCHIPELAGO 5-30 CM FAST ICE, OUT OF THERE BANDS OF VERY OPEN ICE. IN THE ENTRANCES TO VYBORG AND SANKT-PETERBURG 25-40 CM FAST OR VERY CLOSE ICE. AT SEA NORTH OF THE LINE HOGLAND - SESKAR ALTERNATING 5-20 CM VERY OPEN TO OPEN ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS NEW ICE FORMATION AND SE-S ICE DRIFT.

GULF OF RIGA ALONG THE ESTONIAN COAST AND IN THE VAINAMERI SEA 10-40 CM FAST OR VERY CLOSE ICE. OFF THE FAST ICE 5-15 CM VERY OPEN ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE.

NORTHERN BALTIC NEW ICE OR THIN LEVEL ICE OCCUR IN THE ARCHIPELAGOES. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUED MELTING.

CENTRAL BALTIC NEW ICE OR THIN LEVEL ICE OCCUR IN THE ARCHIPELAGOES. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUED MELTING.

SOUTHEASTERN BALTIC 10-15 CM FAST OR LEVEL ICE ALONG THE COASTS IN THE CURONIAN AND VISTULA LAGOON. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUED MELTING.

LAKE VANERN IN SHELTERED BAYS AND ARCHIPELAGOES 5-15 CM LEVEL OR ROTTEN ICE OCCUR. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUED MELTING.

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