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Offshore Columbia River Coast | 2021-Nov-21

Initial Notification: On November 21, 2021, a possible oil spill was observed in NOAA satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed as oil. The anomaly was believed to be a possible bilge dump. It was approximately 44.56 NM long and 0.93 NM at its widest. The dark-shaped anomaly exhibited widening with distance which is a characteristic of a bilge dump. It had high contrast against its surrounding environment. USCG Sector Columbia River requested imagery for this anomaly.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 45° 55.65′ North
Longitude (approximate): 125° 35.02′ West