Finnish Ice Service, The Finnish Meteorological Institute
The ice in the Bay of Bothnia drifts westward and melts.
In the northern Bay of Bothnia there is off the coast open water approximately to the line Tornio - 10 nautical miles west of Kemi 1 - 15 nautical miles west of Marjaniemi - 26 nautical miles west of Raahe. Farther out there is approximately to the line Farstugrunden - Nahkiainen 5-30 cm thick ridged ice, which concentration varies from close to very open.
Alterations to the restrictions: From today onwards the restrictions to Tornio, Kemi, Oulu and Raahe are cancelled.
Vessels bound for Gulf of Bothnia ports in which traffic restrictions apply shall, when passing Svenska Björn, report their nationality, name, port of destination, ETA and speed to ICE INFO on VHF channel 84. This report can also be given directly by phone +46 31 699 100.
Vessels bound for Finnish or Swedish ports with traffic restrictions in the Quark or the Bay of Bothnia shall, 20 nautical miles before Nordvalen Lighthouse, report in accordance with the instructions for winter navigation to Bothnia VTS on VHF channel 67.