Satellite Source: Sentinel 1A
Mode: Interferometric Wide (IW) VV
Resolution: 5x20 meter
Image Date & Time: 06-08-2018 0018 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 06-08-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2918'33" N, 9314'32" W
Coverage Area: 0.39 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The anomaly seemed to emanate from the sunken barge that is slated 
for recovery by a vessel salvage company (NRC #1212987). The anomaly stretched 
approximately 0.72 nm SN and 0.8 nm in width. It was distinguishable from 
any natural phenomena in the area. Winds were from the south at 5 kts.

Uncertainties:
There are no uncertainties given that the sunken vessel has been reported.


Analyst: Rodriguez


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