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02/23/2017   06.20 AM

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:   

Transit passage through the Västra Kvarken (Western part of the Quark) is prohibited.

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

Present restrictions:  

Karlsborg
Minimum ice class IA and minimum 4000 dwt

Luleå - Haraholmen
Minimum ice class IA and minimum 2000 dwt

Skellefteå
Minimum ice class IA and minimum 2000 dwt

Holmsund -  Örnsköldsvik
Minimum ice class IB and minimum 2000 dwt

Ångermanälven
Minimum ice class IC and minimum 2000 dwt

Härnösand - Skutskär
Minimum ice class II and minimum 2000 dwt

Mälaren
Minimum ice class IC and minimum 1300 dwt

Vänern
Minimum ice class IC and minimum 1300 dwt or
minimum ice class II and minimum 2000 dwt

Announced restrictions:  

 

Reporting:

 

Reporting instructions for ships bound for ports wíth traffic restrictions

Present Dir- Ways:

 

 

   

 

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

Ice growth. Weak and variable icedrift

Further information:  

 

     
Contact information  

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

Next update:   At latest Feb 24th, 2017