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March 30, 2020  Time 1230 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.

Present restrictions  

Karlsborg - Luleå
Minimum ice class IB and min 2000 DWT

Haraholmen - Skellefteå
Minimum ice class IC and min 2000 DWT

Minimum ice class IB and min 2000 DWT

Announced restrictions  




Reporting instructions for ships bound for ports wíth traffic restrictions

Present Dir-Ways





The icebreaker activity    
                      Ale   Moored Luleå
Atle   Moored Luleå
 Frej   Moored Luleå
Oden   Moored Helsingborg
Ymer   Assists in Bothnian Bay
Scandica   Fairway maintenance
 Baltica   Sea survey and fariway maintenance
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