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Mystery Sheen, Main Pass 70; LA, USA

LA, USA | 2017-Dec-29

Initial Notification: On December 29, 2017, the USCG Sector New Orleans contacted the NOAA RRO regarding a mystery sheen observed during an overflight. The Sheen was described a 2mi x 20yd with a leading edge heading toward the SW. The USCG has requested a trajectory and fate for the sheen.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Oil, crude1
Total amount at risk of spill: 1.3-26 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 29° 14.78′ North
Longitude (approximate): 88° 59.08′ West