Recently, all the 12 boys and football coach were successfully rescued from Tham Luang Thai cave after being trapped for 13 days on a dry slope in the flooded network without being contacted.
In addition to the life-saving and brave humans that helped with the rescue, there’s also some technology to thank and recognize!
- Indian Embassy recommended to the Thai authorities that they could use Kirlosker Brothers’ Limited’s (KBL) expertise in “de-watering”, the company sent teams from its offices in India, Thailand and the United Kingdom to the site. They offered “technical know-how and advice on de-watering and pumps involved in the rescue operation.”
- Elon Musk also had his engineers from SpaceX and Tesla to build and test a mini-submarine for the boys to get out of the cave.
- Drones, zoom lenses, and thermal cameras were also used to create the first 3D aerial map of the region and scout for cave access points.
- Powerful handheld radios have allowed the rescuers to communicate with the soccer team from long distances despite a lack of radio infrastructure in the area.
The coach and the boys are now safely back with their families and getting medical treatments.