Iridium Satellite Communications Temporarily Down

The Coastal Data Information Program has reported that Iridium satellite communications are temporarily down and affecting 24 stations under their management. Real-time updates from these stations have been unavailable for the past 11 hours.

This includes stations in the Atlantic (Jeffrey’s Ledge, NH @buoy44098 / Masonboro Inlet, NC @buoy41110) as well as the Pacific (Humboldt Bay North Spit, CA @buoy46244 / San Francisco Bar, CA @buoy46237 / Harvest, CA @buoy46218) and Hawaii (Waimea Bay, HI @buoy51201 / Barbers Point, HI @buoy51204).

We assume normal reporting will resume once satellite communications have been restored. For the latest status updates please follow @buoyalarm on Twitter.


Service has been restored to the affected stations and real-time reports are now available.