Satellite Source: Sentinel 1A
Mode: Interferometric Wide (IW) VV
Resolution: 5x20 meter
Image Date & Time: 06-18-2018 2335 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 06-19-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2501'22" N, 8245'22" W
Coverage Area: 0.99 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil, but it is believed to be an oil slick that emanated from the sunken 
vessel Cudahy. The linear anomaly was approximately 2.67 nm EW and 0.07 
nm in width. The dark anomaly had a large contrast to its surrondings 
and was distinguishable from natural phenomena in the vicinity. The orientation 
of the anomaly was supported by model ocean currents at the time of the 
image. Winds were coming from the east at 0-5 kts which also supported 
the orientation of the anomaly.

Uncertainties:
There were no uncertainties.


Analyst: Rodriguez


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