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Skytruth Alert: NRC Report: Oil, Fuel: No. 1-D 2016-05-01

Report Details
NRC Report ID: 1146669
Incident Time: 2016-05-01 03:34:00
Nearest City: LA
Location:
Incident Type: PLATFORM
Material: OIL, FUEL: NO. 1-D
Medium Affected: WATER
Suspected Responsible Party:
SkyTruth Analysis
Lat/Long: 28.935833, -88.970000 (Explicit)
Reported Sheen Size: 2 miles by 8.5 miles (area 17 sq. miles)
SkyTruth Minimum Estimate: 11631.44 gallons
Report Description
/// NESDIS MARINE POLLUTION SURVEILLANCE REPORT///RECENT SATELLITE ANALYSIS INDICATED AN ANOMALY EXTENDED MORE THAN 8.5 NM FROM A KNOWN REPEAT LEAK SOURCE (DESTROYED TAYLOR PLATFORM). THE ANOMALY WAS NEARLY 2.0 NM WIDE NEAR THE SOURCE AND BECAME NARROW AND DISJOINTED TOWARDS THE WEST AT THE TIME OF OBSERVATION. MEASURED WINDS AT THE TIME WERE 10 KNOTS AND FROM THE NORTHWEST. MODELED OCEAN SURFACE CURRENTS IN THE AREA WERE AROUND 1.0 KNOT AND TOWARDS THE SOUTHWEST. CONFIDENCE WAS HIGH GIVEN THE ANOMALY EXHIBITED A SILVER SHIMMER IN THE SUNGLINT AREA WHILE CONNECTED TO A POINT SOURCE.
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ID:47faba2b-02ba-324d-be40-0ec5d460afa3
Source:http://nrc.uscg.mil/
Date:2016-05-01 03:34:00
Location:28.9358333333 -88.97
Tags:NRC, release, fuel, LABB, BigSpill