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Mystery Sheen, Offshore WA

Approx. 45 NM west of Willapa Bay, WA | 2021-Oct-01

Initial Notification: On October 1, 2021, a potential oil anomaly was observed in NOAA satellite imagery. Imagery detected a sheen approx. 45 NM west of Willapa Bay, WA that is 12NM in length and 1.2 NM in width. USCG Sector Columbia River is requesting satellite imagery and a reverse trajectory drift model to determine the vessels that were in the area at the time of potential release.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 46° 40.93′ North
Longitude (approximate): 124° 46.58′ West