Satellite Source: RadarSat 2
Mode: ScanSAR Narrow VV
Resolution: 50 meter
Image Date & Time: 06-09-2018 2352 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 06-10-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'14" W
Coverage Area: 301.10 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The anomaly is believed to be oil that emanated from the destroyed 
Taylor platform. The anomaly measured approximately 21 nm SW-NE in length.
 Winds, from Buoy Station KMIS, were from the SW at 10 kts which aligned 
well with the orientation of the anomaly. The anomaly was black and distinguishable 
from natural phenomena in the vicinity.
Uncertainties:
The full extent of the anomaly is unknown due to natural oil seeps within 
the vicinity.
Analyst: Rodriguez


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