Satellite Source: Sentinel 1A
Mode: Interferometric Wide (IW) VV
Resolution: 5x20 meter
Image Date & Time: 06-25-2018 2328 UTC

Confidence: Medium
Issue Date: 06-26-2018

Region: Atlantic Ocean
Location: 2517'33" N, 7947'57" W
Coverage Area: 4.61 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The anomaly stretched a total of 16.65 nautical miles in the North-
South direction and appeared to emanate from the suspected point source.
 The anomaly showed mostly good contrast throughout its entirety and stood 
out against the ocean background. Surface winds were from the South/Southeast 
around 10 knots at the time of the image. Confidence is deemed to be Medium 
given the anomaly does not really widen with distance which is a known 
characteristic associated with bilge dumps.

Uncertainties:
The anomaly could be a ship wake.


Analyst: Whisnant


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