Satellite Source: Sentinel 2B
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 10 meter
Image Date & Time: 05-21-2018 1638 UTC

Confidence: Medium-High
Issue Date: 05-22-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2900'28" N, 9113'31" W
Coverage Area: 25.11 km^2

Remarks:
**Please be advised that this report was generated from imagery captured 
on the previous day.** Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery.
 This anomaly is unconfirmed as oil. The anomaly was located 82.7 nm SW 
of New Orleans, LA. It measured on average 0.85 nm WE in length and 0.
6 nm in width. Winds data from buoy 'SPLL1' indicated that winds were 
out of the east at approximately 2.6 m/s. There were multiple detached 
oil anomalies that had silver and rainbow shimmers due to partial sunglint 
and exhibited feathering on its eastern side. Lastly, the anomaly was 
distinguishable from any natural phenomena in its surrounding area.

Uncertainties:
The wind data did not align with the direction of the anomaly. Also, there 
was no known point source but it was within the vicinity of oil facilities.


Analyst: Rodriguez


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