Tham Luang Rescue Operation

Rescue operation to extract cave survivors has begun

   Divers have begun an operation to try to extract the 13 survivors out of Tham Luang cave, chief of the rescue mission Narongsak Osotthanakorn announced at 10.30 am this…

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Rescue operation appears imminent as media ordered out of cave areas

In what is seen as an indication that the operation to extract the 13 survivors trapped in Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai is imminent, authorities ordered all the hundreds…

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Elon Musk’s 2 engineers arrive at Tham Luang cave with 7 more to arrive tomorrow

Two engineers from Elon Musk’s SpaceX and The Boring company have arrived in Bangkok on Saturday with seven more to arrive on Sunday. Lt-Gen Veerachon Sukonthapatipark, deputy spokesman of the…

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“Buddy dive” planned for Tham Luang rescue – news report

A proposed plan to rescue the “Wild Boars” soccer team trapped in Tham Luang cave could launch as soon as this weekend, according to ABC News. . According to an…

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Attempts to extract survivors may begin in next few days

Rescue teams will attempt to bring the 13 survivors out of Tham Luang cave in the next few days before the looming fresh monsoon rains flood the cave system again,…

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Heavy rains may force early extraction of survivors

Potential heavy rains in the next few days are forcing the rescue teams to consider extracting the 13 survivors out of Tham Luang cave sooner than they have earlier planned,…

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Outgoing Chiang Rai governor bids farewell to his colleagues

Outgoing Chiang Rai governor Narongsak Osotthanakorn, who has been playing a key role in the search and rescue mission to save the 12 young footballers and their coach trapped in…

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Elon Musk’s engineers to leave for Thailand to help in rescue operations

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has offered a team of engineers to help in the rescue of the 12 footballers and their coach trapped in flooded Tham Luang cave.   Elon…

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“Tham Luang 13” invited by FIFA to attend 2018 World Cup final in Moscow

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has sent a letter to Pol Gen Somyot Poompanmoung, president of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT), inviting the 12 footballers of the Moo Pa Academy…

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Navy to seek royally-approved rank for deceased SEAL member

The Navy will hold a meeting to consider seeking His Majesty the King’s approval of a special rank for Warrant Officer Saman Kunan, a retired SEAL member, who died performing…

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King takes deceased SEAL member under royal sponsorship

His Majesty the King has given an instruction for Warrant Officer Saman Kunan to be brought under the royal sponsorship after the retired Navy SEAL member died while performing a…

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Retired SEAL member dies in Tham Luang rescue operation

A retired member of the Navy SEAL unit died in Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district early Friday (July 6) while on a mission to rescue the…

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Governor says extraction plan may be executed if risks are acceptable

Chief of the Tham Luang rescue operation Narongsak Osotthanakorn said this morning that he might order the extraction of the survivors if the risks are acceptable even though they are…

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Five reasons why survivors cannot be extracted out of cave now

More than 60 hours since the Wild Boars football team and their coach have been found on a mound about 400 metres from the so-called Pattaya Beach by rescuers on…

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National Archives to record historical events of “Tham Luang 13”

The National Archives of Thailand, an agency under the Fine Arts Department of the Culture Ministry, has been instructed to collect and preserve records on the history-making search and rescue…

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Water continues to be drained out of cave

Water in Tham Luang cave continues to recede as irrigation experts and volunteers work around the clock to drain flood waters out as the operation to rescue the 12 young…

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Water diversion bypass to divert fresh water from reaching cave

A 200-metre long bypass has been built to divert as much as 13,000 cubic metre/day water from flowing into Tham Luang cave as officials continue to drain water out of…

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31 army frogmen to join SEAL team in extraction mission

The Army today sent a team of 31 frogmen from the special force and the 21st Infantry Regiment to assist the Navy SEAL team in the mission to extract the 13…

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Survivors to be extracted one by one: Chiang Rai governor

As rescue teams are weighing options on how to take the 13 survivors out of Tham Luang cave, outgoing Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osotthanakorn today floated the possibility of the…

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King wants “Tham Luang 13” to be brought out as soon as possible: Prawit

His Majesty the King wants the 12 young footballers and their coach, stranded in Tham Luang cave since June 23, to be brought out as soon possible, Deputy Prime Minister…

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“Don’t lose hope” – Chilean mine survivor

One of the 33 Chilean miners rescued after 70 days underground in 2010 has urged the trapped  young Thai footballers to hold firm in the belief that they will survive their…

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Rescue teams weighing options to get the boys out

Rescue teams continue today to probe ways to bring the 13 survivors out of Tham Luang cave as strong currents and high water levels in the cave complex are still…

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“We are in good health” say young survivors

The Navy SEAL this morning released another video clip that shows the 13 survivors in Tham Luang cave in high spirits.  In the clip, a SEAL diver is seen talking…

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Tham Luang cave to be rehabilitated and upgraded into a national park

After the completion of the search and rescue operations, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation will carry out rehabilitation of Tham Luang cave to repair all the…

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King asks government to treat foreign rescuers as his personal guests

HM King asks government to treat foreign rescuers as his personal guests His Majesty the King has advised rescuers that their plan to extract the 13 survivors form the flooded…

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Rain water key to survival of the boys and coach

How the 12 boys and their football coach survived in the cave in total darkness for ten days without food except for water and still look quite healthy? Mr Pattharaphol…

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Navy Seal commander assures survivors will be safely returned to familites

Although it could be some time before  the 13 survivors of the Tham Luang cave ordeal will  see the light of the day, Navy SEAL commander Rear Admiral Arpakorn Yookongkaew…

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Prayut insists popular Chiang Rai governor will be transferred

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha this afternoon reaffirmed the order to transfer the hugely popular Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osotthanakorn to nearby Phayao province. He described Narongsak, who has become…

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Farmers affected by flood waters from Tham Luang to get compensation

Farmers whose rice fields have been damaged by flooding as a resul of water being drained out of the Tham Luang-Khun Nam Nang Non National Park will get a compensation…

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Chiang Rai governor…good but probably not good enough

Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osotthanakorn has probably been the most visible figure throughout the 10 days of the painstaking search and rescue operation at Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai…

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PM thanks all parties

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning thanked all parties concerned for the success of the mission that saw the 12 missing young footballers and their coach found alive and…

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None of Tham Luang survivors seriously ill: Governor

None of the 12 young football players and their coach are found to be seriously ill even though they have been trapped without foods in Tham Luang cave in Chiang…

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The British divers who found the missing boys

The 12 young footballers and their coach trapped for 10 days in Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai were definitely relieved when they saw the first team of rescuers emerge…

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First conversation between rescuers and the young survivors

A video clip posted on the Facebook of Thai Navy SEAL shows the moment the first team of rescuers, believed to be British divers, encounters the missing 12 young footballers…

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PM offers congratulations and thanks to rescuers

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha congratulated all the officials, civilians, volunteers and foreign rescuers involved in the search and rescue operations for their success in finding the 12 boys and their…

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Medical team on its way to meet the survivors: Governor

A happy Chiang Rai governor announced that all the 12 boys and their football coach who went missing inside Tham Luang cave since June 23 have been found alive at…

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Cheers erupt as governor confirms all 13 boys and coach found alive!

SEAL rescue teams have found all the 12 missing young footballers and their coach lost in Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai after nine days of painstaking search and rescue…

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Rescue teams race against time to find missing boys

As SEAL units continued to painstakingly advance today toward the spot where the 12 missing young footballers and their coach are being trapped in Tham Luang cave, rescue teams have…

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Drilling machine airlifted to Doi Pha Mee for drilling operation

A drilling machine accompanied by mechanics and engineers was this afternoon  airlifted by an army MI-17 transport helicopter to Doi Pha Mee to carry out drilling of a cavity in…

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Gen Prawit believes SEAL teams will reach “Pattaya Beach” today

Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwon said this morning he believes members of the navy SEAL rescue unit will today reach the area in Tham Luang cave known as Pattaya…

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Rescue mission resumes on ninth day, SEAL units closer to target area

Rescuers began their ninth day of search for the 12 missing young footballers and their coach this morning with the elite SEAL units attempting to make further advance toward the…

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Biggest international rescue operation ever assembled in Thailand

The ongoing rescue operation at Tham Luang cave has become the biggest rescue operation of its kind ever launched in Thailand with the participation of divers and other rescuers from…

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Hopes of finding missing 13  rest on SEAL teams

As the search for the 12 missing young footballers and their coach enters its eighth day, all hopes seem to be pinned on the Navy SEAL rescue teams that have…

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More equipment pour in to support rescue operations

Help poured in from the private sector to support the search and rescue operations in a spontaneous show of spirit of volunteerism. Several support equipment supplied with courtesy of Chevron…

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Helicopters will be used in evacuation of survivors

Evacuation of survivors from Tham Luang cave to hospitals will be carried out by helicopters instead of by ambulances so that they can reach the Chiang Rai hospital within just…

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Authorities trying to stop water from flowing into cave

As officials are stepping ups effort to drain water out of the flooded passage ways inside Tham Luang cave, another team has been dispatched to search for groundwater sources which…

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SEAL commander outlines rescue challenges

The Navy SEAL commander this morning outlined the difficulties and challenges his rescue team will be facing when they begin advancing toward the so-called Pattaya Beach inside Tham Luang cave  where…

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We will not stop until we find them: SEAL chief

The commander of the Navy SEAL, a special warfare unit playing a central role in the search for the missing 12 young footballers and their coach trapped in Tham Luang…

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No passage ways linking Myanmar moutain with Tham Luang

A Myanmar senator told Thai officials on Saturday that Myanmar officials did not find any passage ways that could link the Doi Nang Non mountain range on the Myanmar side…

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