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Actual situation 24/03/19 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 240845

ESTONIAN ICE REPORT UC98

24.03.2019

GULF OF FINLAND
IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT PETERSBURG AND UP TO LONGITUDE OF THE LIGHTHOUSE TOLBUHIN, THERE IS VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE 20-30 CM THICK. FURTHER UP TO LONGITUDE OF LIGHTHOUSE SHEPELEVSKI THERE IS VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE, 20-30 CM THICK. FURTHER UP TO LONGITUDE OF ISLAND SESCAR THERE IS OPEN WATER. WESTWARD UP IS ICE-FREE.


IN NARVA BAY THERE IS OPEN WATER. KUNDA BAY IS ICE FREE. MUUGA BAY IS ICE FREE. TALLINN BAY IS ICE FREE.


IN PARNU BAY THERE IS LOCALLY NARROW ROTTEN FAST ICE BELT NEAR THE COAST. FURTHER ON FAIRWAY UP TO LINE MANILAID-HAADEMEESTE THERE IS VERY CLOSE RIDGED DRIFT ICE, IN WESTERN PART VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE. FURTHER ON THE FAIRWAY UP TO IRBE STRAIT IS ICE FREE.

IRBE STRAIT IS ICE FREE.


IN VAINAMERI THERE IS ROTTEN FAST ICE IN SHALLOW BAYS AND NEAR THE COAST, LOCALLY POLYNYAS AND LEADS. FURTHER ON THERE IS OPEN WATER.


ICEBREAKERS: EVA-316 ASSIST TO PORT OF PARNU.

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Finnish Ice report

STFI41 EFKL 240916


FINNISH ICE REPORT 24.03.2019

The ice drifts east in the Bay of Bothnia.

In the northern Bay of Bothnia 45-65 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago to Kemi 2. The area between Kemi 2 and Kemi 1 is difficult to force. farther out first approximately to Bothnia Buoy 10-20 cm thick very close ice, then 20-50 cm thick, in places heavily ridged, very close ice. There are leads and cracks in the ice field.

In the southern Bay of Bothnia 20-40 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. Farther out 20-40 cm thick ridged big floes, and then 10-30 cm thick close and very close ice. There are cracks and large openings in the ice field.

In the Quark very open ice. In the Vaasa archipelago first 25-40 cm thick fast ice approximately to Ensten, and then very close ice to Norra Gloppsten. Farther out there is some drifting heavy floes.

In the Sea of Bothnia 10-30 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. Off the fast ice some drifting heavy floes.

In the Archipelago Sea and in the western Gulf of Finland rotten fast ice in the inner archipelago. Along the fairways open water.

In the eastern Gulf of Finland 10-30 cm thick rotting fast ice in the inner archipelago. Off Hamina there are few floes broken off the fast ice. Elsewhere along the fairways and in the outer archipelago open water.

Icebreakers: Otso, Kontio, Polaris, Urho and Sisu assist in the Bay of Bothnia. Thetis and Zeus assists in the Quark.

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, IC of more than 2000 tons. Kaskinen, II of more than 2000 tons. Kristiinankaupunki, Pori, Rauma, Uusikaupunki, Taalintehdas, Frby, Kantvik and Hamina, 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

No report
AA BB CC
 

Swedish Ice report

STSN42 ESWI 241142

24/03/19


SWEDISH ICE REPORT

ISSUED: SUNDAY MAR 24, 2019

IN THE ARCHIPELAGOES 20-65 CM FAST ICE. OFF THE SWEDISH COAST A 15 M WIDE LEAD UP TO MALOREN WITH VERY OPEN ICE ALONG THE E SIDE. AT FARSTUGRUNDEN 10-30 CM OPEN ICE. ELSE AT SEA 10-50 CM VERY CLOSE ICE, THICKEST IN THE E. NEXT 24 HOURS SE ICE DRIFT.

THE QUARK IN SHELTERED BAYS ALONG THE SWEDISH COAST 20-40 CM FAST ICE. BY THE FINNISH COAST AND IN THE VAASA ARCHIPELAGO 25-45 CM FAST ICE. AT SEA CLOSE TO VERY CLOSE ICE. NE OF HELSINGKALLAN 20-40 CM VERY CLOSE ICE.

NEXT 24 HOURS SE ICE DRIFT. SOME MELTING.

NORTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA IN SHELTERED BAYS ALONG THE SWEDISH COAST, 10-40 CM FAST ICE. ON ANGERMANALVEN 20-40 CM FAST OR CLOSE ICE. IN THE FINNISH ARCHIPELAGOS 25-45 CM FAST ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS MELTING.

SOUTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA AT THE SWEDISH COAST 5-20 CM FAST ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS. IN THE FINNISH ARCHIPELAGO 10-30 CM FAST ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS E ICE DRIFT. MELTING.

SEA OF ALAND IN SHELTERED BAYS ROTTEN ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUED MELTING.

ARCHIPELAGO SEA BY THE COAST 5-30 CM FAST OR ROTTEN ICE. BETWEEN THE ISLANDS VERY OPEN TO VERY CLOSE ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUED MELTING.

LAKE MALAREN ON MALAREN ROTTEN ICE, VERY OPEN ICE OR OPEN WATER. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUED MELTING.

GULF OF FINLAND IN THE FINNISH ARCHIPELAGO 5-30 CM FAST ICE. IN THE ENTRANCES TO VYBORG AND SANKT-PETERBURG 25-45 CM FAST ICE. FURTHER OUT VERY CLOSE ICE, 20-30 CM, TO THE LINE SANTIO-SCHEPELEVSKI. NEXT 24 HOURS E ICE DRIFT.

GULF OF RIGA ALONG THE ESTONIAN COAST, ROTTEN ICE. IN THE ENTRANCE TO PARNU 10-30 CM VERY CLOSE ICE. IN THE VAINAMERI SEA OPEN WATER. NEXT 24 HOURS NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE.

NORTHERN BALTIC ROTTEN OR OPEN ICE OCCUR IN SHELTERED BAYS. NEXT 24 CONTINUED MELTING.

LAKE VANERN IN SHELTERED BAYS IN THE N, ROTTEN ICE OCCUR. NEXT 24 CONTINUED MELTING.

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