Satellite Source: MODIS Terra
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 250 meter
Image Date & Time: 05-12-2018 1705 UTC

Confidence: Medium-High
Issue Date: 05-12-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 28°56'16" N, 88°58'14" W
Coverage Area: 19.54 km^2

A possible oil slick was observed in satellite imagery. The slick appeared 
to originate from the location of Destroyed Taylor platform, a source 
of repeat oil leaks. The slick is about 4.9 nm long, had a maximum width 
of .9 nm wide, and exhibited silvery appearance in moderate resolution 
imagery. Its orientation aligns well with ocean current data near the 
time of the image.

Confidence is medium high that the anomaly’s exact extent is unknown
due to cloud cover further northeast away from the platform.

Analyst: Kim

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