Satellite Source: WorldView 3
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 1.24 meter
Image Date & Time: 04-28-2018 1714 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 04-30-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'14" W
Coverage Area: 11.35 km^2

Remarks:

NOTE...THIS ANALYSIS IS BASED ON A SATELLITE IMAGE THAT WAS CAPTURED ON 
04/48/2018. Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly 
is unconfirmed as oil. The segmented anomaly believed to be oil emanating 
from the destroyed Taylor platform site measured 7 nm by 6.7 nm. It was 
silvery due to its location within sun glint, which is a common characteristic 
of oil.  
Uncertainties:
Since the slick spread widely across the image and appeared to have been 
cut off in the lower right portion of the image, the slick's entire areal 
extent is uncertain, but it is possibly larger than the areal measure 
contained in this report.
Analyst: Velasco


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