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Mystery Oil Slick Viosca Knoll Block 989

Gulf of Mexico | 2020-Feb-03

Initial Notification: 03 Feb 2020 USCG Sec NOLA requested assistance from NOAA NESDIS regarding an offshore mystery oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico Viosca Knoll Block 989 (NRC 1270287). 04 Feb 2020 two additional mystery oil slicks were reported in the vicinity (NRC 1270338 & 1270346). USCG requested a trajectory to determine potential shoreline impact and an assessment of the potential relationship between the three slicks.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 28° 56.10′ North
Longitude (approximate): 88° 38.10′ West