W.e.f. 00-00 of January 31, 2019 icebreaking period is announced in the port of Ust-Luga basin and approach channels and fairways.
Since the same date, the following restrictions for vessel navigation are introduced:
- Barges pulled by tugs are not allowed to sail in the ice conditions.
- Vessels without an ice class are allowed to navigate only escorted by icebreakers.
- Vessels with an Ice1 ice class and above are allowed to navigate with or without icebreaking support.