NASA Photo ID: STS039-71-088       File Name: 10064178.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 05/06/91
  Title: Al Jirab Island, United Arab Emirates, Persian Gulf
  Description:
  Al Jirab Island, United Arab Emirates, in the Persian Gulf (24.0N, 54.0E)
  is an offshore oil tanker loading facility in the southern Persian Gulf. 
  During  the Gulf War in early 1991, drifting oil from the Kuwait Oil
  Fields, some 460  miles to the north, threatened the area.  Seen as a dark
  blue floating mass  as well as weathered patches of lighter brown, between
  the island and the  mainland, the oil made its way into the channel,
  scaring the local beaches.                
  Subject terms:
  EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
  GULFS                                   
  ISLANDS                                 
  OCEANS                                  
  OIL POLLUTION                           
  PERSIAN GULF                            
  STS-39                                  
  WATER POLLUTION                         
  

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