Satellite Source: Sentinel 2A
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 10 meter
Image Date & Time: 04-24-2018 1600 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 04-25-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2501'26" N, 8245'13" W
Coverage Area: 6.08 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The slick appeared to originate from a ship wreck which is now 
known as a repeat leak source. The anomaly extends approximately 11.5 
NMI northeast with a maximum width of 0.6 NMI. The anomaly appeared dark 
and out of place in multispectral imagery. Extending further to the northeast 
there were additional anomalies that were not connected to the suspected 
point source however they appeared to be related, these additional anomalies 
show characteristics of thicker oil that appear bight and silver in the 
imagery.

Uncertainties:
Given that this is a repeat leak source, this anomaly was assessed at a 
high confidence level. While the additional anomalies that extend to the 
northeast appear to be related to the suspected point source we cannot 
confirm if they are associated.


Analyst: Fisher


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