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Icebreaker EVA-316 keeps the shipping channel open in the bay Pärnu laht

The multipurpose icebreaker EVA-316 has serviced 13 ships during January. As of February 02 the ice edge is located at the distance of 7 nautical miles from the buoy at the entrance gates of Pärnu harbour. The thickness of ice in the bay is 15 cm. At the entrance of the ice channel hummocked ice extends to 1.5 nautical miles. Vessels with more powerful main engine output do not need any help but vessels with main engine output of 1800 kw require icebreaker assistance.