Satellite Source: ASTER
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 15 meter
Image Date & Time: 04-28-2018 1650 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 04-29-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2915'03" N, 8847'51" W
Coverage Area: 3.65 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. Note that the image is over 24hrs old at the time of issuance.
 This anomaly was in the same area as NRC #1210627. The possible slick 
was mostly linear and stretched northwest to southeast for 2.5nmi with 
a width of 0.5nmi. The central part of the feature exhibited a bright 
white appearance that was likely indicative of relatively thick oil. Winds 
near the time of the image were from the north at 5-10kts.

Uncertainties:
The origin of the anomaly and the full spatial extent.


Analyst: Ramirez


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