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West Cameron 398 Unknown Sheen; Offshore Gulf of Mexico

Offshore Gulf of Mexico | 2019-Feb-15

Initial Notification: On February 15, 2019, MSU Port Arthur contacted ERD to request trajectory for sheen located approximately 60 miles offshore. Sheen reported as 16 ft x 2 miles rainbow in NRC#1237739. AIRSTA Houston launched helo, unable to reach site due to weather. Local assets confirmed presence of sheen, but located no apparent source. We do not expect shoreline impacts based on the current observations.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Unknown Sheen
Total amount at risk of spill: Unknown gallons
Latitude (approximate): 28° 56.96′ North
Longitude (approximate): 93° 33.14′ West