Ai Cheng Foo-Nielsen
Manager, Maritime Information
- (+45) 4436 6856
We inform members of the closure of the BIMCO Ice Reporting Season for 2021/2022.
For the Canadian region, there are still some areas like the Eastern Waters of Newfoundland and Labrador Coast and the East Coast waters experiencing some last bits of the ice coverage. Members wishing for more ice reports on these regions are most welcome to send their request to the Maritime Information department for assistance.
Members can still use the BIMCO Ice Information available online which covers information ranging from basic guidance in understanding ice navigation, the Egg Code, the Polar Code to guidance on navigating the various ice regions in the world.
In addition, BIMCO together with Witherby Publishing has published the “Ice Navigation and Seamanship Handbook”. This is a comprehensive publication that can assist all users, including a novice reader who wishes to establish a good foundation in understanding the various types of ice that exist, the different ice regions and navigational challenges experienced by ships.
For the experienced ice navigator, it also includes a chapter dedicated to the applicable international, regional and local regulations and guidance that are necessary in order to ensure due compliance when operating in ice conditions.
BIMCO members can order the handbook at a reduced price.