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Mystery Sheen MC 807; Gulf of Mexico

Gulf of Mexico | 2018-Aug-07

Initial Notification: On August 7, 2018, the USCG Houma, LA, requested support in responding to a NESDIS Satellite Marine Pollution Surveillance Report. The report, received Aug 06 2018, found a potential sheen estimated to be 8 nm by 0.2 nm in length. The USCG requesting assistance from the NOAA SSC in identifying potential source of sheen including EPA regulated ocean disposal sites.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 28° 10.17′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 13.38′ West