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Airboats to the Rescue: Orange Company Contributes Airboats to Stop Montana Oil Leak

Our Orlando airboats rides not only allows you to be up close and personal with Florida’s nature, but they can also be used to help the environment and rescue people. American Airboats of Orange has volunteered several boats and recruited operators to send boats out to a Yellowstone River leak site to help contain the leak. Water testing results showed elevated levels of benzene in the water since the leak occurred and the company is now committing resources to help contain a leak of more than 50,000 gallons of oil.

Airboats as Rescue Boats

Airboats continue to serve multiple purposes and American Airboats played an instrumental role for the tsunami recovery efforts in Thailand, as well as assisting with mudslide recovery efforts in Washington State. Airboats were used to help rescue missions after Hurricane Katrina hit the south in 2005 and are now being used across the country for similar rescue efforts. The sturdy and versatile construction of these boats make them an ideal vehicle and mode of transportation in all types of environments, including across water, on ice, and in snowy areas.

Outside of rescue missions, airboats are used to provide tours in wet and dry areas across the United States. From Florida to Wisconsin, travelers can enjoy a guided tour of the wilderness, swamps, and lakes with an airboat ride.

About the Montana Oil Spill

The oil spill in Montana occurred after a part of Bridger’s Pipeline broke near Glendive, Montana. It is the second largest oil spill in the Yellowstone River in less than four years and raised many concerns about the construction of the eroding pipeline. This spill has prompted many to encourage the Obama administration to approve TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Gulf, according to the Associated Press. The spill did affect the drinking water resources for residents in Glendive but benzene levels in the water have since been reduced, allowing Glendive residents the chance to go back to their drinking water.
When it comes to Orlando airboat rides, there is simply no comparison to Wild Florida. From private excursions to ones that have plenty of room for guests, experience Florida’s beautiful landscape from the comfort of an airboat.