Elon Musk Sends Team to Thailand to Help in Cave Rescue : Bloomberg

national July 06, 2018 16:18

By The Nation

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Elon Musk is sending a team of engineers to Thailand to explore ways to help rescue 12 young footballers and their coach having been trapped in a cave in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district.



In his twitter; Musk wrote : Elon Musk is sending a team of engineers to Thailand to explore ways to help rescue 12 young footballers and their coach having been trapped in a cave in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district.

Bloomberg said the billionaire’s firms could assist by trying to pinpoint 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, Musk’s spokesman for Musk said earlier.

The missing team members 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.

The paper reported that 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 past 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.

 

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