SkyTruth logo

SkyTruth Alerts

CONTACT US | LEGAL | SITEMAP
  

Skytruth Alert: NRC Report: Unknown Oil in Gulf Of Mexico 2013-08-30

Report Details
NRC Report ID: 1058758
Incident Time: 2013-08-30 18:35:00
Nearest City: LA
Location: LOUISIANA BIRD FOOT REGION LAT: 28 56 9 N LONG: 88 58 12 W
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: 0.75 miles by 10 miles (area 7.5 sq. miles)
SkyTruth Minimum Estimate: 5131.52 gallons
Report Description
***MARINE POLLUTION SURVEILLANCE REPORT*** THE SUSPECTED SLICK IS ORIGINATING FROM A KNOWN LEAK SOURCE (THERE HAS BEEN AREAS OF OIL ANALYZED FROM THE SAME SOURCE FOR THE PAST FOUR DAYS) AND HAS GOOD CONTRAST WITH ITS IMMEDIATE SURROUNDS. THEREFORE CONFIDENCE IS HIGH THAT THE SUSPECTED SLICK IS OIL. FURTHERMORE, GIVEN THE LARGE EXTENT OF OIL THAT WAS DETECTED YESTERDAY AND THE FACT THAT THERE ARE FAIRLY CALM WINDS IN THE REGION, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT ADDITIONAL OIL HAS GOTTEN CAUGHT UP WITHIN THE CONVERGENCE ZONE AND SPREAD SOUTHWESTWARD ALONG THE CONVERGENCE BOUNDARY. BUT GIVEN THE LOWER RESOLUTION OF THE IMAGE, CONFIDENCE IS NOT HIGH ENOUGH TO ANALYZE ANY ADDITIONAL AREAS AS OIL.
Monitor this location View Nearby Alerts
ID:6ac9b2bd-44a1-33f7-9d56-2de4b42040e5
Source:http://www.nrc.uscg.mil/reports/rwservlet?standard_web+inc_seq=1058758
Date:2013-08-30 18:35:00
Location:28.9358333333333 -88.97
Tags:NRC, release, oil, LABB, BigSpill