UAV-based aerial oil spill response system could assuage concerns, offset offshore drilling bans in Greenland and beyond

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland, 29 April 2013. Scout Exploration Inc. (OTCBB:SCXN) officials recommend the company’s air-deployed spill response system for responsible offshore development, operation, and advancing environmental protection, especially in the wake of a recent ban on offshore drilling licenses in Arctic waters.

Apr 29th, 2013
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ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland, 29 April 2013. Scout Exploration Inc. (OTCBB:SCXN) officials recommend the company’s air-deployed spill response system for responsible offshore development, operation, and advancing environmental protection, especially in the wake of a recent ban on offshore drilling licenses in Arctic waters.

The Scout airborne system deploys from standard military, civilian, and coast guard aircraft to reach remote offshore spills hours or days before current ship-borne methods. As a result, operators can begin containment sooner, and limit the scale of spills and corollary environmental and economic damage.

"Countries such as Greenland have acute concerns over offshore drilling. Delivery of a rapid response spill mitigation technology like Scout's could address some of those concerns," says Rene Lange, project lead engineer. "The big question now is whether other governments will follow Greenland's lead."

Scout has been working in cooperation with industry and government to advance its unmanned, remote, air-deployed spill response system to advance the project through prototype to initial sea trials.

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