Satellite Source: MODIS Terra
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 250 meter
Image Date & Time: 06-15-2018 1651 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 06-15-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'14" W
Coverage Area: 3.07 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The anomaly believed to be a slick was connected to the location 
of the destroyed Taylor platform "Saratoga" location. The slick appeared 
bright white/silvery due to its location in sunglint. It stretched approximately 
7.8 nm long to the east in accordance with westerly winds at 5-10 kt in 
the vicinity at the time of the image. We have high confidence that the 
anomaly is oil given that it was connected to a repeat leak source and 
was white in sunglint.

Uncertainties:
Due to the presence of scattered clouds in the area and the coarse satellite 
image resolution, the full and more precise areal extent could not be 
obtained.


Analyst: Velasco


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