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March 13, 2019  Time 1100 LT

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  

From 0000 UTC Feb 1, 2019 the TSS and Two-way routes through the Nordvalen passage / Norra Kvarken are temporarily suspended

Present restrictions  

Min ice class IA and min 4000 dwt

Min isklass IB and min 2000 dwt

Min iceclass IB and min 2000 dwt

Min ice class IC and min 2000 dwt or
min ice class II and 4000 dwt

Announced restrictions    



Reporting instructions for ships bound for ports wíth traffic restrictions

Present Dir-Ways





The icebreaker activity    
                      Ale   Assists northern Bay of Bothnia
Atle   Assists southern Bay of Bothnia
 Frej   Moored Luleå
Oden   Moored Luleå
Ymer   Assists the northern Bay of Bothnia
 Thetis   Assists the Quark
Scandica   Fairway maintancy
 Baltica   Sea survey and fariway maintancy
Fyrbyggaren   Marine research expeditions
Ice report & ice forecast   Swedish Ice Service, Ice report
Contact information  

Icebreaking management can be reached on 
+46 (0)771 63 25 25.
(For urgent matters on-call duty outside normal working hours)

Email: opc@sjofartsverket.se