Satellite Source: Sentinel 2A
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 10 meter
Image Date & Time: 05-03-2018 1629 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 05-04-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'14" W
Coverage Area: 2.12 km^2

Remarks:
Possible Oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The anomaly appears to originate from the destroyed Taylor platform 
and measures approximately 1.60 NM long and 0.6 NMI wide, the anomaly 
appears dark and gives way to a slivery texture suggesting that this is 
oil in sun-glint conditions. Confidence was determined to be high given 
that this is a confirmed repeat leak source with an anomaly showing characteristics 
of oil. 

Uncertainties:
The full extent of the anomaly is unknown due to cloud coverage in the
area. 


Analyst: Fisher


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