Satellite Source: Sentinel 1A
Mode: Interferometric Wide (IW) VV
Resolution: 5x20 meter
Image Date & Time: 05-05-2018 0001 UTC

Confidence: Medium-High
Issue Date: 05-05-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'14" W
Coverage Area: 68.35 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. An large oil slick emanating from the destroyed Taylor platform 
extended 10.8 nm from east to west and was up to 6.5 nm wide. Winds were 
light from the east at the time of the image

Uncertainties:
Although the oil slick was the result of a repeat leak source, it was difficult 
to ascertain the full extent of the oil due the presence of other natural 
phenomena in the area.


Analyst: Turk


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