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Mystery Sheen off Old Orchard Beach, ME

Offshore Old Orchard Beach, ME | 2022-Sep-02

Initial Notification: On September 2, 2022, USCG Sector Northern New England notified the NOAA SSC that they had received 3 separate reports from commercial pilots flying into the Portland Jetport of a black and rainbow sheen approximately 24 NM southeast of Old Orchard Beach Pier. The sheen was approximately 1NM long and .5NM wide. One pilot was able to take photographs. The USCG requested a hindcast to check if the source could be a potential historic wreck.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 43° 20.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 69° 47.00′ West