World Elon Musk’s Team Is Talking With Thai Officials for Cave Rescue

23:05  05 july  2018
23:05  05 july  2018 Source:   bloomberg.com

Thai soccer team rescue: Former Navy diver dies while exiting flooded caves

  Thai soccer team rescue: Former Navy diver dies while exiting flooded caves A former Thai Navy diver who joined the operation to rescue 12 boys and their coach from a cave in northern Thailand has died, according to a Thai Navy source. The former SEAL died at 2:00 a.m. Friday due to a lack of air while attempting to return to a command center, located two kilometers (1.2 miles) inside the cave, where the young soccer and team and their coach have been trapped for almost two weeks. A huge operation is underway at the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex, where dozens of Thai Navy SEALs and international experts are attempting to find a way to get the boys out.

The teenage soccer team trapped in a cave system in northern Thailand will spend another night almost a kilometer underground, after officials coordinating the rescue said that they won't attempt to move them before Thursday.

Elon Musk has said he is "happy to help" if there' s anything he can contribute to the rescue mission of a Thai soccer team from a cave . The team has been stuck for nearly two weeks, and authorities are finalizing their rescue plan after finding them earlier this week.

  Elon Musk’s Team Is Talking With Thai Officials for Cave Rescue © Reuters/Rebecca Cook

(Bloomberg) -- Representatives for Elon Musk are in talks with Thai authorities about aiding in the rescue of a boys’ soccer team stuck in a cave, said a spokesman for the billionaire.

Musk’s companies could help by trying to locate the boys’ precise location using Space Exploration Technologies Corp. or Boring Co. technology, pumping water or providing heavy-duty battery packs known as Tesla Inc. Powerwalls, the spokesman said. It’s unclear whether Thai officials will accept the offer.

Twelve boys and their coach, who had been missing since last month, were found by a pair of British cave divers late Monday. Efforts to rescue them are hampered by narrow passageways and rising waters in the cave system. Most of the boys cannot swim.

Elon Musk's representatives are talking with Thai authorities to help the soccer team that's trapped in a cave

  Elon Musk's representatives are talking with Thai authorities to help the soccer team that's trapped in a cave <p>Thai authorities and representatives for Elon Musk are discussing the possibility of using resources from Musk's companies to help rescue the boys' soccer team that is trapped in a cave, Bloomberg first reported.</p>A representative for Musk confirmed the discussions to Business Insider.

If all else fails, Elon Musk will be there. That’ s the message he shared with a Twitter user who asked if he could help rescue the Thai boys and their coach who have However, one of the current rescue options involves drilling down into the cave where the team is stuck and rescue them in that way.

Elon Musk has said he is “happy to help” with the rescue efforts if there is anything he could do to “We are talking kilometers of transport under the water with zero visibility,” said Claus Rasmusen, a A Thai official overseeing the rescue operation of a soccer team trapped in a flooded cave said the


Last year, after a devastating hurricane hit Puerto Rico, the government there asked Musk for help. Tesla sent Powerwalls and provided advice on rebuilding the Caribbean island’s infrastructure. Over the last couple days, Musk posited possible ways his companies could help in Thailand. “I suspect that the Thai govt has this under control, but am happy to help if there is a way to do so,” he wrote on Twitter.

Musk’s tunneling startup Boring Co. could potentially make available its massive drills or excavation expertise, but such an approach could be too dangerous for this mission.

To contact the author of this story: Sarah McBride in San Francisco at smcbride24@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Milian at mmilian@bloomberg.net, Andrew Pollack

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Elon Musk's Thai Cave Submarine Called 'PR Stunt' by Rescue Diver .
<p>The SpaceX and Tesla tycoon's plan to save 13 people trapped in a Thai cave has been called out by a member of the successful rescue team.</p>

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