SkyTruth logo

SkyTruth Alerts

CONTACT US | LEGAL | SITEMAP
  

Skytruth Alert: NRC Report: Unknown Oil 2016-06-16

Report Details
NRC Report ID: 1150849
Incident Time: 2016-06-16 02:57:00
Nearest City: LA
Location: SEE LAT LONG
Incident Type: PLATFORM
Material: UNKNOWN OIL
Medium Affected: WATER
Suspected Responsible Party: TAYLOR ENERGY
SkyTruth Analysis
Lat/Long: 28.935833, -88.970000 (Explicit)
Reported Sheen Size: 1 miles by 24 miles (area 24 sq. miles)
SkyTruth Minimum Estimate: 16420.86 gallons
Report Description
**MARINE POLLUTION SURVEILLANCE REPORT*** SATELLITE OBSERVATION DATE/TIME: JUNE 16, 2016/1657Z LOCATION: MISSISSIPPI CANYON BLOCK 20, [ 28°56"9" N / 88°58"12" W ] CONFIDENCE: HIGH REMARKS: SATELLITE IMAGE SHOWS AN ANOMALY VERY LIKELY BELIEVE TO AN OIL SLICK LOCATED SOUTHEAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA. THE SLICK APPEARS WHITE IN SUN GLINT, A COMMON OIL CHARACTERISTIC IN SATELLITE IMAGERY, AND IT IS CONNECTED TO THE LOCATION OF A REPEAT OIL LEAK SOURCE. THE SLICK IS CONTINUOUS AND EXTENDS APPROXIMATELY 24 MILES TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE SOURCE, AND APPEARS TO HAVE AN AVERAGE WIDTH OF 1 NAUTICAL MILE. THE SLICK"S ORIENTATION IS SUPPORTED BY WINDS IN THE AREA AT THE TIME THE IMAGE WAS TAKEN.
Monitor this location View Nearby Alerts
ID:8c27939a-5e72-34dc-9290-8b7e2f29412b
Source:http://nrc.uscg.mil/
Date:2016-06-16 02:57:00
Location:28.9358333333 -88.97
Tags:NRC, release, oil, LABB, BigSpill