Satellite Source: Landsat 8
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 30 meter
Image Date & Time: 05-15-2018 1625 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 05-16-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'14" W
Coverage Area: 15.41 km^2

Remarks:
**Please be advised that this report was generated from imagery captured 
on the previous day, but which did not come available until today**
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The anomaly appeared to emanate from the Destroyed Taylor Energy 
Platform and extends WSW for 5.38NM and then SE for approximately 9.67NM.
 Wind data from Buoy ‘KMIS’ indicates that winds were out of the NE 
at 5KTS and aligned well with the anomaly. Confidence was determined to 
be high given that the Taylor platorm is known as a repeat leak souce.

Uncertainties:
The full extent of this anomaly is unknown given the amount cloud cover.
 


Analyst: Fisher


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