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12 boys lost in flooded Thai cave

Discussion in 'Search & Rescue' started by Dogbowl, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Joe Underwater

    Joe Underwater IDC Staff Instructor

    I caught most of the documentary the other day too. One of the divers is a friend of mine from back in the days when I worked in Thailand though I only saw him in the background in a few of the wide shots. I am at DEMA and one of the rescuers, Erik Brown, is speaking at the RAID booth tomorrow. Going to try to catch it.

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  2. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    We met him and very much enjoyed his presentation at Divescapes last month. I hope you get the same opportunity.
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  3. divinh

    divinh Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Francisco
    If you're a contributor to your local PBS, it's available on streaming.

    It's amazing all the different angles they attacked the problem beyond just the diving, like water mitigation.
  4. Neilwood

    Neilwood Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Scotland
    That is one of the things I took from the whole situation and it is one area where the overall commander did an absolutely excellent job. He had a number of teams working on different aspects -water clearance, exploration (above and under ground), logistics, transport etc.

    Each of the individual efforts would not have saved the boys. Had the pumping guys not succeeded in their task the divers would never have managed. Had the Thai navy seals not managed to supply the tanks required to the divers that would have failed. If the logistics had failed the rescue wouldn't have happened.

    Only by combining the efforts of the different groups was the situation manageable enough to allow the successful rescue.
  5. John Bantin

    John Bantin Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: London
  6. Divegoose

    Divegoose Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Vancouver Island
    Tried watching it tonight - doesn't appear to be available in Canada :mad:

  7. fsardone

    fsardone Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Rome, Italy
    Just saw it from Italy. Just use a VPN ....
  8. Divegoose

    Divegoose Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Vancouver Island
    Please explain what a VPN is ?

    Thanks !!

  9. TrimixToo

    TrimixToo Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New York State
    GIYF (smile). Virtual Private Network. A way to seem like you're here, when you're really there, in part. Or vice-versa.
  10. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

    Well... we(*) determine your location based on your Internet address.(**) So you need a computer whose IP address is in US, to simply relay all your traffic back to the computer you are actually sitting at.(***) There is an entire industry providing this service for money (but you can get "free trial").(****) They get shut down every once in a while on some legal pretext or other, and two new ones pop up in that place. Google for free VPN and enjoy.

    *) There Is No Internet Cabal (TINC)
    **) Which were never assigned based on geography, so we have to look it up in a database. Such as GeoIP® Databases & Services: Industry Leading IP Intelligence | MaxMind
    ***) Or fool us into thinking your actual IP is in US. Most of the time option 1 is easier.
    ****) And/or for infecting your computer with software that will send out spam, steal your bank account numbers, rape your dog and burn your house down.

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