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GB 545 Mystery Sheen; Offshore, Gulf of Mexico

Offshore, Gulf of Mexico | 2017-May-28

Initial Notification: On May 28, 2017, the USCG MSU Texas City contacted the NOAA RRO regarding a reported sheen approximately 15miles NW of the Flower Garden Banks. USCG is investigating. At this time it is uncertain if the sheen is oil (anthropogenic cause vs biogenic). The report was taken from a vessel transiting in the area of the reported sheen.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 28° 3.55′ North
Longitude (approximate): 94° 1.52′ West