Satellite Source: MODIS Terra
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 250 meter
Image Date & Time: 05-14-2018 1650 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 05-14-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'14" W
Coverage Area: 344.10 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The anomaly appearted to be emanating from the Destroyed Taylor 
Energy Platform located in MC-20 and extended 21 nmi towards the NE along 
an oceanic convergence zone and spanned a distance of 6.5 nmi at its greatest 
width.
Measured winds in the area at the time of observation were 5 kts and out 
of the NE. Modeled ocean currents were under 1.0 kt with variable directionality.
 
Confidence was determined to be High given the likely source is a repeat 
offender. The anomaly also displayed a white/silvery shimmer within the 
sun glint area. 

Uncertainties:
The full extent of the anomaly is uknown given the course resolution of 
the satellite data. 


Analyst: Boll


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