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Rescue in Thailand
« on: June 25, 2018, 12:55:59 pm »
Drama happening in Northern Thailand at the moment...

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/24/asia/thailand-cave-boys-trapped/index.html

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 12:59:00 pm »
They need to call in proper cave divers, but as usual they don't think of these resources.
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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 07:36:46 pm »
Anyway I hope they are all found safe and well, I just feel those divers are out of their comfort zone.
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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2018, 12:57:09 pm »
Good they are still alive, though I know it would be a scary experience for those kids.

Interesting it includes a description of the cave which reads...

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At the end of the marked path the passage enters a series of chambers, boulder collapses and boulder chokes where route finding can be difficult,” it says. After a few hundred meters, the cave narrows to a passage 2 meters wide and 3 meters high, it says. After that area, the cave splits off into different directions, including several that lead to other chambers, pools of water or places with high “avens,” shafts that reach the surface.

On the BBC they say they are sending army to look into those, but I wonder if they are taking advantage normal experienced cavers who could have it rigged quickly as they know what they are doing? I hope they are making use of caving resources.
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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2018, 09:22:53 am »
There was a DCRO post in my FB feed indicating they were supplying some gear and diving resource, so yes I think they are.
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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2018, 10:00:48 am »
There was a DCRO post in my FB feed indicating they were supplying some gear and diving resource, so yes I think they are.
I saw that too:
https://www.facebook.com/DerbyshireCaveRescue/photos/a.129932034026770.1073741829.110363549316952/645808102439158
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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2018, 11:50:45 am »
Some British Caver divers have arrived in Bangkok (From Sid Perou)

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2018, 11:57:30 am »
https://www.ryt9.com/es/prg/213820
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The three cave diving experts, Mr. Robert Charles Harper (3rd from left), Mr. Richard William Stanton (4th from left) and Mr. John Volanthen (5th from left) from British Cave Rescue Council arrived at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport on today
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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2018, 12:36:21 pm »
Wow.  I really hope this all comes good. 

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2018, 02:47:20 pm »
Rob Harper is one of our Vurley digging team.

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2018, 04:45:09 pm »
Wednesday 4.42 pm The latest news on this rescue is on Aljazeera - Sky channel 513.  It appears the cave is 8 km long and so far the Thai Seals have only got 3 km in.  They are also searching the jungle for an alternative entrance.  Everybody is hoping that the boys have found a high level passage to escape from the flood water.  A British team of top divers has just arrived.

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2018, 05:14:15 pm »
He happened to be on a caving holiday out there. From the posts we have seen it'll make a change from being attacked by leeches but come to think of jounalists though perhaps not ;)

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2018, 06:07:16 pm »
Live Thai TV coverage of the British team arriving at Tham Luang (from 4:08 minutes)

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2018, 11:01:57 am »
Bill Whitehouse was on BBC Breakfast this morning.

Starting at 1:48:00
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0b7m9rs/breakfast-28062018
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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2018, 11:26:41 am »
 :thumbsup:

Great, non sensationalist coverage there.

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2018, 12:59:50 pm »
CNN appear to be providing reasonably decent coverage here:
https://edition-m.cnn.com/2018/06/29/asia/thai-football-team-trapped-intl/index.html
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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2018, 02:14:29 pm »
Interview with Vern (and Rob) from 1 min 40 sec

This was yesterday (28 June)

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2018, 04:54:15 pm »
Another good Thai TV report from yesterday (28 June).

From 02:00 video of Monk's Series 03:36 start of long interview with Vern where he describes the cave 06:10 the stream that feeds into Monk's Series 07:30 start of surface search 08:30 new surface shaft


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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2018, 05:52:16 pm »
This is riveting stuff, thank you Ouan.

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2018, 11:30:05 pm »
Riveting is one word.

I lived and breathed every minute of the Mexico rescue, for various reasons.  But with that one, you knew they were OK.  It was prepared for, Ric had Jase had been preped, and provisions made for by the team underground.

This one is different,  I have 10 and 12 year old lads now and I cant begin to imagine how the parents are feeling.

I'm anxious for them all.

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2018, 08:13:22 am »
Divers have got back to the furthest point since they had to pull out due to rain. They are planting bottles so they can dive further.  The weather is better at present - Sid says the sky is blue.  Living in hope.

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2018, 09:03:35 am »
I could post dozens of Thai language news clips if people were interested.

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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2018, 11:49:27 am »
I am interested please, I can't speak the Thai language though.


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Re: Rescue in Thailand
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2018, 12:29:40 pm »
OK.
14 min report from yesterday - no caves, no Brits and very little limestone, but may give an idea of the terrain and the scale of the operation.
Keywords 'sam ruat' = survey 'chora kay' = sink
00:35 National Parks Department rescue team preparing to drop 11m shaft in northern area (Pha Mi)
02:00 studio piece explaining the map, geology, hydrology, etc.
06:30 start of the hike down to the gorge at the southern end of the mountain. The explored end of the cave is passing below this gorge and heading off into the mountain to the south
09:25 reach the stream and follow down the gorge. Search party is Thai Navy



If you want your own copies of the surveys, or a Google Earth file of the survey centre-line

https://www.thailandcaves.shepton.org.uk/tl-tst-maps-data