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Mystery Sheen, Mississippi Canyon Block 245, Gulf of Mexico

Gulf of Mexico | 2022-May-02

Initial Notification: On 2 May 2022, Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Houma personnel notified NOAA SSC of a mystery sheen for NRC Report # 1334935 in the Gulf of Mexico, which is 28.5 NM Southeast of South Pass, LA. The mystery sheen currently has an unknown source near BOEM lease block 245. The spill quantity is estimated to be 47 barrels of oil with a sheen length of 31 miles and a width of 1 mile. There is an unknown responsible party. The NOAA SSC has requested USCG to confirm coordinates with the reporting party, BOEM. MSU Houma has requested a forecast trajectory.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 28° 44.32′ North
Longitude (approximate): 88° 45.32′ West