Icebreakers escorted 610 vessels in eastern part of the Gulf of Finland
Since the beginning of the winter navigation season, icebreakers have escorted 610.
The number of merchant ships escorted per day by icebreakers in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland from 17-18 February 2021 was 46 units, the Ice Operations Headquarters of the Baltic Sea Ports Administration said.
IOH declared the area near Buoy No. 1 of the Bolshoy Korabelny Fairway (BKF) as the Convoy Meeting Point on February 13, 2021. (CMP).
In the water region of Greater Port St. Petersburg, with riding ice of 1-2 points, ice conditions as of Feb 18: 20-25cm thick fast ice was observed. The passage of the ice channel is secure. Near Kamennaya Bank, the most difficult place for the passage of ships is (Peterhof buoys).
Beyond C1 to the west: 15-20 cm of ice, 1-2 points, up to Buoy No 10, near Seskar Island, 10-15 cm of packed ice, 10 points. Fast ice forming, with compression of channels by northern winds, is observed.
From Seskar Island and west to Gogland Island, 5-10cm of ice, 9-10 points, 1 point of traveling, 1-2 points of ice pressure.
From the port basin to Vikhrevoy Island, fast ice (10 points) in Bjorkosund Strait, Vyborg-15-20cm thick fast ice was formed. 5-15cm thick consolidated pack ice, 9-10 stages, from Vikhrevoy Island to the latitude of Mk Nerva. Dark Nilas, further to Sommers Island.
Ust-Luga entry and base channels: 10-15cm thick consolidated pack ice.
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