null Russian Saimaa Canal Delegate: Traffic restrictions in entrance fairway to the Saimaa Canal in the Bay of Vyborg lifted

Russian Saimaa Canal Delegate: Traffic restrictions in entrance fairway to the Saimaa Canal in the Bay of Vyborg lifted

Press release 19.11.2020 16.45 fi sv en

A ship at Mälkiä lock (Photo: Saimaa Canal Delegate’s Office, Ministry of Transport and Communications)

On Thursday, 19 November 2020, the Saimaa Canal Delegate of the Russian Federation reported that the traffic restrictions in the Russian side of the entrance fairway to the Saimaa Canal have been lifted. Vessel traffic in the part of the fairway leading to the Saimaa Canal in the Bay of Vyborg that is the responsibility of the Russian Federation is again allowed in the dark as of 19 November 2020 at 00.00.

Starting from 28 September, the harbourmaster of Vyborg imposed a restriction on vessel traffic in the dark in the entrance fairway to the Saimaa Canal in the section from the Mariankivi light to the Brusnitchnoe lock, because the maritime safety installations were broken. This week, repair work has been carried out on the navigational sector lights. 

In the last few years, the traffic volumes in the Saimaa Canal have amounted to 1.3 million tonnes a year. This year, the volumes have been growing.

Inquiries:

Seppo Kykkänen, Head of the Saimaa Canal Delegate’s Office, tel. +358 400 152 868, seppo.kykkanen(at)lvm.fi