2 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on April 22-23
2 vessels were escorted by icebreakers in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on April 22-23, says Ice Operations Headquarters of the Baltic Sea Ports Administration.
Since the beginning of this winter navigation season icebreakers performed 2258 operations including 1199 operations at Big Port St. Petersburg, 370 operations at the port of Vyborg and Vysotsk, 202 operations at the port of Primorsk and 487 operations at the port of Ust-Luga.
2 icebreakers are in operation.
According to Ice Operations Headquarters, the convoy meeting point is cancelled from 16 April 2018. When waiting for the permit to enter seaports of Vysotsk and Primorsk, the vessels are recommended to use anchorage No 16 at the south-east of the Hogland island.
Between the entrance buoy and the Dock-Gate Building C-1: ice-free water. Between Dock-Gate Building C-1 and 1the Golden Gate: ice-free water as well as in the water area, basins and harbors of the port.
Between the port of Vyborg and the port of Vysotsk: rotten shore ice of 10-20 cm thick. On the canal: ice-free water. Between the port of Vysotsk and the Rondo island: 10-20 cm thick rotten shore ice. On the fairway: brash ice with concentration of 1/10ths to 3/10ths. Between the Rondo island and Buoy No. 4 of Big Ship Channel: mostly ice-free water. Between the Hally island and Buoy No 4 of the Big Ship Channel: ice-free water.
At port Primorsk: rotten shore ice of up 10-20 cm thick. On the canal: ice-free water. Between buoys No 3-4 and buoy No 6 of the Big Ship Channel: 5-15 cm thick ice with concentration of 5/10ths to 7/10ths. Further westwards: mostly ice-free water.
At the port of Ust-Luga: ice-free water.
Between buoy No 1 of the Big Ship Channel and the entrance buoy of Big Port St. Petersburg: mostly ice-free water.