The U.S. Coast Guard launched a probe in connection with the appearance of a strange stain on the surface of the water in the Gulf of Mexico, according to Reuters. Service representatives are concerned that the spot could result from an oil spill.
"In the water, there is an unknown substance, — the representative of the Coast Guard. — We are trying to establish its nature." According to the agency, the length of the spot is between three and six miles (4.8 to 9.6 kilometers). Place the alleged spill examined helicopters and aircraft services.
It clarifies the Fox News, found a spot about 20 miles from the place where, in April 2010 as a result of the accident sank oil platform Deepwater Horizon, owned by the company BP.
In an accident in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico spilled nearly five million barrels of oil. On the surface of the water was a large oil spill, soon reached the U.S. coast. On the Deepwater Horizon incident was considered a major environmental catastrophe in the history of this country.