Satellite Source: Suomi NPP VIIRS
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 375 meter
Image Date & Time: 06-04-2018 1849 UTC

Confidence: Medium-High
Issue Date: 06-04-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'14" W
Coverage Area: 20.69 km^2

Remarks:
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 anomaly extends approximately 6.2 nm east from 
the platform and is measured 0.76 nm wide.  The anomaly exhibits a silvery 
appearance in coarse resolution imagery and the direction aligns well 
with ocean current data near the time of image

Uncertainties:
Since the anomaly seems to originate from a repeat oil leak source and
was detected in coarse resolution imagery, the confidence level is medium 
high.


Analyst: Kim


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