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Skytruth Alert: NRC Report: Unknown Oil 2017-03-23

Report Details
NRC Report ID: 1173883
Incident Time: 2017-03-23 07:15:00
Nearest City: LA
Location: MISSISSIPPI CANYON 20
Incident Type: UNKNOWN SHEEN
Material: UNKNOWN OIL
Medium Affected: WATER
Suspected Responsible Party:
SkyTruth Analysis
Lat/Long: 28.935833, -88.970000 (Explicit)
Reported Sheen Size: 1.4 miles by 14 miles (area 19.6 sq. miles)
SkyTruth Minimum Estimate: 13410.37 gallons
Report Description
MARINE POLLUTION SURVEILLANCE REPORTS ARE FOR INTERNAL GOVERNMENT USE ONLY. SATELLITE AND OBSERVATION DATE/TIME: SENTINEL-1A 03/23/2017 0001Z LOCATION: MISSISSIPPI CANYON LEASE BLOCK 20; [ 28°56"9" N / 88°58"12" W ] CONFIDENCE: HIGH REMARKS: SATELLITE ANALYSIS INDICATED A POSSIBLE OIL ANOMALY EMANATING FROM THE KNOWN REPEAT LEAK SOURCE DESTROYED TAYLOR PLATFORM IN MISSISSIPPI CANYON LEASE BLOCK 20. THE ANOMALY STRETCHED MORE THAN 14 NM TOWARDS THE NE AND WAS 1.4 NM AT ITS MAXIMUM WIDTH. MEASURED WINDS IN THE AREA WERE 5 KNOTS AND FROM THE E. MODELED OCEAN CURRENTS WERE TOWARDS THE NE, AROUND 1.75 KNOTS, AND ALIGNED WELL WITH THE ANOMALIES ORIENTATION. CONFIDENCE WAS DETERMINED TO BE HIGH GIVEN THE HIGH CONTRAST TO THE BACKGROUND SURROUNDINGS AND THE APPARENT FEATHERING ASSOCIATED WITH THE ANOMALY.
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ID:33bcbe5d-f0d0-3489-b3a9-7f3063b56129
Source:http://nrc.uscg.mil/
Date:2017-03-23 07:15:00
Location:28.9358333333 -88.97
Tags:NRC, release, oil, LABB, BigSpill