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May 18, 2018  Time 0900 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  


Present restrictions  

Minimum ice class IC and minimum 2000 DWT

Minimum ice class II and minimum 2000 DWT

Minimum ice class II and minimum 2000 DWT

Announced restrictions    



Reporting instructions for ships bound for ports wíth traffic restrictions

Present Dir-Ways





The icebreaker activity    
                      Ale   Moored Vänersborg
Atle   Moored Luleå
 Ymer   Moored Luleå
Frej   Assists Bay of Bothnia
Oden   Moored Helsingborg
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.
(On-call duty outside normal working hours)

Email: opc@sjofartsverket.se