Ice Report

ref.: ice report week 17 / ice restrictions are lifted at st.petersburg + ust-luga + vyborg + vysotsk
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PLS CONSIDER BELOW REPORT AS FINAL FOR SEASON 2021-2022
 
current weather: +2C / + 5C, cloudy.
 
rapid ice destruction is in progress in the Gulf of Finland due to air temperatures
high above zero during day-time recently.
 
pls note Harbour Master’s office cancelled ice-breakers meeting point since Apr 12/0000lt
due to considerable ice condition improvement
 
in the harbours of the port of st.petersburg - open water
farther westward in the sea channel up to the longitude of kronstadt dam (029 40E)
– open water
farther westward - mainly open water.
 
in the top of vyborg bay including port of vysotsk –  open water
in the entrance – very open rotten ice.
 
in the port of ust-luga  and on approaches – open water
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ice breaker’s service in ports:
in port of st.petersburg and on approaches– ib ‘mudjug’
 
on approaches from ‘ice edge’ to vyborg and vysotsk – ib 'kapitan izmailov'
 
pls find attached ice chart (rcvd from https://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/ice-conditions)
+photos of inner harbours
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It is forecasted that the eastern part of gulf of finland will be fully ice free by end of April 2022.
 
ICE-RESTRICTIONS:
 
Port of St.PetersburgALL ice restrictions are lifted since Apr 13th, 2022 / 0000lt
 
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Port of Vyborg ALL ice restrictions are lifted since Apr 15th, 2022 / 0000lt
 
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Port of Ust-LugaALL ice restrictions are lifted since Apr 15th, 2022 / 0000lt
 
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Port of VysotskALL ice restrictions are lifted since Apr 20th, 2022 / 0000lt
 
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pls find below ice class restrictions for st.petersburg during last years asf:
 
1999/2000 jan 26th 2000 apr 17th 2000
2000/2001 feb 5th 2001 apr 17th 2001
2001/2002 jan 1st 2002 apr 4th 2002
2002/2003 dec 9th 2002 may 5th 2003 (abnormal severe winter)
2003/2004 feb 1st 2004 apr 19th 2004
2004/2005 feb 2nd 2005 apr 15th 2005
2005/2006 jan 6th 2006 apr 28th 2006
2006/2007 feb 1st 2007 apr 06th 2007
2007/2008 jan 10th 2008 apr 04th 2008
2008/2009 jan 05th 2009 apr 06th 2009
2009/2010 dec 22nd 2009 apr 26th 2010 (severe winter)
2010/2011 dec 6th 2010 may 7th 2011 (extremely severe winter)
2011/2012 jan 27th 2012 apr 25th 2012
2012/2013 feb 20th 2013 mar 19th 2013
2013/2014 no min ice class restrictions (mild winter)
2014/2015 no min ice class restrictions (mild winter)
2015/2016 no min ice class restrictions (mild winter)
2016/2017 no min ice class restrictions (mild winter)
2017/2018 mar 07th 2018 apr 14th 2018
2018/2019 no min ice class restrictions (mild winter)
2019/2020 no min ice class restrictions (extremely mild winter)
2020/2021 no min ice class restrictions (mild/moderate winter)
2021/2022 no min ice class restrictions (mild/moderate winter)
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local ice breakers fleet will standby to assist
the forthcoming ice traffic to ports of st.petersburg, vysotsk,
primorsk, vyborg and ust-luga.
 
there are 5 liner ice breakers: ‘kapitan sorokin’, ‘murmansk’,
‘kapitan nokolaev’, ‘vladivostok’, ‘viktor chernomyrdin’  
 
there are 6 port ice breakers: ‘mudjug’, ‘semyon dezhnev’, ‘ivan kruzenshtern’, ‘kapitan plakhin’,
‘kapitan kosolapov’, 'kapitan izmailov'
 
 
should you require any further information/assistance
please do not hesitate to contact us at any time

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 Ice Chart was taken from the site of  Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute