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#289809 - 07/08/18 06:41 PM Re: Thai Cave Rescue [Re: Ren]
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Here is an article which gives some idea of the size of the passages to be navigated:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/07/06/world/asia/thai-cave-rescue.html

There is considerable confusion about how far into the cave the group is located -statements vary between 2.5 miles and about 1.25 miles. I suspect some journalists are struggling with conversions from metric to English systems, since 2 kilometers is just about 1.25 miles....
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#289811 - 07/09/18 12:52 AM Re: Thai Cave Rescue [Re: hikermor]
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Hopefully they'll get the rest out safe, too.
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#289812 - 07/09/18 02:33 AM Re: Thai Cave Rescue [Re: Phaedrus]
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If the Good Lord's willing, and the creek don't rise (so to speak)...
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#289813 - 07/09/18 12:44 PM Re: Thai Cave Rescue [Re: hikermor]
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Edited by Ren (07/09/18 12:52 PM)

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#289814 - 07/09/18 01:24 PM Re: Thai Cave Rescue [Re: Ren]
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Thatís a good link, it keeps updating. 8 total out now, 4 kids plus the coach remain.

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#289815 - 07/09/18 02:10 PM Re: Thai Cave Rescue [Re: hikermor]
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Seems back to preparation for the next (and guessing the last) group tomorrow.

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#289824 - 07/09/18 06:47 PM Re: Thai Cave Rescue [Re: hikermor]
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If you need a fix, go to youtube.com and search for ďThai Cave RescueĒ. Some of the videoís are a bit behind now that 8 kids have been egressed, but itís good background. With four rescued on Sunday and four more today (Monday), it looks easy, but thatís very deceptive. The manpower behind the logistics alone setting up the chain of air tanks is all behind the curtain. Thereís a lot of grunt work ongoing; 10 hours just to reset things for the next rescue day.

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#289825 - 07/09/18 08:04 PM Re: Thai Cave Rescue [Re: Russ]
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I hope that a detailed accounting of this rescue operation is available after this affair is concluded. The logistics involved in providing for the support of the eighteen dives evidently required is just mind numbing. Just recharging/resupplying the lights needed for this operation, never mind refilling the air tanks, is quite a chore. And there must an addition number of equally critical elements to manage (food, medicine, etc) as well.

The results so far are extremely gratifying. Let's hope this continues. A hearty well done for those working at this...
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#289828 - 07/09/18 10:07 PM Re: Thai Cave Rescue [Re: hikermor]
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Yeah, and most of the air, power, effort etc won't be used for the rescue journey, it'll be for resupplying.

Hope someone closely involved writes a book on it.

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#289831 - 07/10/18 11:32 AM Re: Thai Cave Rescue [Re: Ren]
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Renís link is active again: https://www.theguardian.com/news/live/20...ch-live-updates
Eleven of the boys are out - one more plus the coach...
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