At 1003 UTC, Thursday morning, 12 October, 2017, the Surface Buoy on the OOI Global Irminger Sea Array Surface Mooring stopped all communications.

There is no indication as to what may have caused the outage, and the current state of the buoy and mooring infrastructure is not known.  All systems were operating normally prior to the event with no indications of a problem aboard the Buoy.  Sea conditions during that time were light to moderate seas with some swell and cloudy skies.

Discussions are underway to arrange for a visual survey of the area by a ship of opportunity in the vicinity over the coming weeks.

We will post updates on the OOI Website as we learn more.

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