Satellite Source: Sentinel 2A
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 10 meter
Image Date & Time: 05-29-2018 1649 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 05-30-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2918'33" N, 9314'32" W
Coverage Area: 0.18 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 a sunken barge that is slated 
for recovery by a vessel salvage company (NRC# 1212987 & 1213487). The 
anomaly extends SE for approximately 2.1NM and appears silver against 
the ocean background and was indicative of oil in sun-glint. Wind data 
from buoy ‘KEHC’ indicates that winds were out of the W at approximately 
5.1 m/s and aligns well with the orientation of the anomaly. Confidence 
was determined to be high given that this sunken is vessel known as a 
repeat leak source.
Uncertainties are minimal given the documented history of this sunken vessel.
 

Uncertainties:


Analyst: Fisher


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