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03/26/2017   Time 0905

Traffic restrictions:  

Traffic restrictions are imposed to improve the safety and efficiency of winter navigation.
Icebreaker assistance will only be given to vessels, which meet the requirements set out in the traffic restrictions.

Information from Swedish Maritime Adminstration:   

Common web-page for the Baltic: www.baltice.org

Present restrictions:  

Karlsborg - Luleå
Minimum ice class IA and minimum 4000 dwt

Haraholmen - Skellefteå
Minimum ice class IA and minimum 2000 dwt

Holmsund -  Örnsköldsvik
Minimum ice class IC and minimum 2000 dwt

Ångermanälven
Minimum ice class IC and minimum 2000 dwt

Härnösand - Orrskär
Minimum ice class II and minimum 2000 dwt

Mälaren
Minimum ice class II and minimum 1300 dwt

Announced restrictions:  

 

Reporting:

 

Reporting instructions for ships bound for ports wíth traffic restrictions

Present Dir- Ways:

 

Ships bound for Swedish ports in Bay of Bothnia.
WP1.                  N 64-20, E 21-59
WP2.                  N 64-30, E 22-07
WP3.                  N 64-44, E 22-19

Before WP2 contact icebreaker on VHF.

   

 

The icebreaker activity    
                      Ale:   Assists in the Bay of Bothnia
Atle:   Assists in the Bay of Bothnia, charted by FTA
 Ymer:   Assists in the Bothnia
Frej:   Assists in the Bay of Bothnia
Oden:   Assists in the Bay of Bothnia
     
Scandica:   Fairway work
 Baltica:   Hydrographic survey
Fyrbyggaren:   Fairway and research works
     
Ice information:   SMHI web site
Ice Forecast:   

From Sunday heavy E-SE icedrift. Weak icegrowth

Further information:  

 

     
Contact information  

Icebreaking management can be reached on +46 (0)771 63 25 25.

Next update:   Latest on March 27, 2017