Satellite Source: Sentinel 1A
Mode: Interferometric Wide (IW) VV
Resolution: 5x20 meter
Image Date & Time: 07-02-2018 0018 UTC

Confidence: Medium-High
Issue Date: 07-02-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2854'08" N, 9400'14" W
Coverage Area: 16.34 km^2

Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The 23.4 nm long anomaly trails and is connected to what is believed 
to be a ship moving SE. The anomaly had a strong contrast to the surroundings 
and had a wider patch at its distal end that was particularly anomalous;
 it did not appear to be ship wake. Winds were 10-15 kt from the SE in 
the vicinity of the anomaly at the time of the image.

Since the anomaly does not widen with distance as typically seen in bilge 
dumping cases, we give a Medium-High instead of High confidence that it 
is related to oil.

Analyst: Velasco

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