Satellite Source: Sentinel 2A
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 10 meter
Image Date & Time: 06-12-2018 1629 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 06-13-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'14" W
Coverage Area: 26.64 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil.
**The anomaly is greater than 24 hours old**
An anomaly was seen in satellite imagery that possibly emanated from the 
Destroyed Taylor Platform. The anomaly stretched a total of 24.95 nautical 
miles in the North-South direction and was 0.83 nautical miles at its 
widest point. The anomaly showed mostly good contrast with the ocean background 
and matched up well with the surface winds around the time of the image,
 which were from the South at 5 knots. Confidence is deemed to be High 
given the Destroyed Taylor Platform is a known repeat leak source.

Uncertainties:
The anomaly's full extent is unknown due to cloud cover and the anomaly 
was not able to seen directly connected to the suspected point source.


Analyst: Whisnant


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