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Suspected Discharges Occurring in Espiritu Santo Bay, TX

Port O'Connor, TX, USA | 2022-Aug-11

Initial Notification: On August 11, 2022, the USCG Marine Safety Detachment (MSD) in Victoria, Texas, contacted NOAA SSC to request satellite imagery support for suspected discharges occurring in Espiritu Santo Bay, Texas in the time periods between July 29 and August 2 and 1 August and 5 August 2022. NOAA SSC relayed the request to the NOAA Satellite Analysis Branch (SAB). SAB identified an anomaly and produced a Marine Pollution Surveillance Report (MPSR) on August 16, 2022 and the NOAA SSC provided the MPSR to MSD Victoria.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Crude Oil
Total amount at risk of spill: Unknown gallons
Latitude (approximate): 28° 21.73′ North
Longitude (approximate): 96° 28.95′ West