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Jan 3, 2020  Time 11.20 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  

Karlsborg - Skelleftehamn
Min ice class II and min 2000 DWT

Min ice class IC and min 1300 DWT or
min ice class II 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, 48h stand by
Atle   Moored Luleå
 Frej   Moored Luleå
Oden   Moored Luleå
Ymer   Moored Luleå
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