Satellite Source: Sentinel 2B
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 10 meter
Image Date & Time: 04-18-2018 1628 UTC

Confidence: Medium-High
Issue Date: 04-19-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2909'51" N, 8844'45" W
Coverage Area: 7.34 km^2

Remarks:

A possible oil slick was observed in satellite imagery extending north 
and south from an oil facility located at 2909'51"N / 8844'45"W. The 
anomaly extends south to a maximum distance of 3.1 NMI, and north to 
a maximum distance of 4.6 NMI with possible thicker oil observed in the 
northern section of the anomaly. The anomaly widens with distance in 
both directions (North & South) from the oil facility and appears out 
of place. The anomaly aligns well with the reported winds from station 
buoy “KMIS” which were from the WSW (240), at 4.1 M/S at 1635Z. 
This anomaly unconfirmed as oil.           


Uncertainties:

This anomaly was assessed to a Medium-High confidence level; while there 
is overwhelming evidence of an anomaly, we are unable to confirm that 
it is crude oil. 


Analyst: Fisher


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