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Sheen Observed from Unknown Source, Main Pass Area, Gulf of Mexico

Gulf of Mexico | 2023-Apr-21

Initial Notification: On April 21, 2023, the NOAA Gulf of Mexico RRO was contacted with regard to NRC report #1365308 An unknown sheen was about 15 miles east of Pass A Loutre. Another offshore rig notified the USCG that an unknown sheen (suspected to be crude oil) from an unknown source was drifting past their platform at the incident location. USCG requested a trajectory for the sheen.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 29° 17.55′ North
Longitude (approximate): 88° 45.93′ West