Navy Seals to move rescue equipment from Tham Luang


Chiang Rai – Thai Navy Seals have transported resuscitation equipment from Luang – Khun Nam Nang Non Cave, from which 12 boys and their football coach were rescued eight months ago, with some of the equipment to be exhibited at the Tham Luang Rescue Museum.

The Seals, formally known as officers of the Naval Special Warfare Command of the Royal Thai Fleet, have been relocating the resuscitation equipment since March 18th. They are supported by the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Center Office 15 of Chiang Rai province.

Captain Suriyan Samranjai , Commander of Naval Special Warfare Group 1, revealed that most of the transferred equipment belonged to the Navy Seal division, including oxygen tanks, ropes and Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA) that will be brought back to the unit.

The second round of equipment retrievals will begin on March 26th. The equipment to be relocated includes 10 large water pumps, estimated to require 10 personnel for each unit. The rest of the equipment will be given back to their original owners or exhibited, while some will remain in the cave.