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13 trapped in a cave,12 boys and their coach

More rain today and being hampered by the media is not helping, they need a story when the only priority is finding the kids. easy to sit back in your armchair and criticise, but at the same time, i ask, who is in charge of the whole operation, where's the operational room and media center. far too many people wandering around, causing unnecessary difficulties for the search operation. just my opinion.
the thai tv coverage is reporting they are lowering boxes from holes above the cave that will float of food and water, also a mobile phone inside, good to see people stick together in a crisis. we must not give up hope. 

Nosy media faces flak for intrusive coverage of search operation nationmultimedia.com

Prayers and displays of support from across the nation  nationmultimedia.com

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karma will catch you / Police impostor arrested for soliciting donations for boys trapped in Tham Luang

A man who claimed to be a police officer has been arrested in Ayutthaya province for opening a bank account to illegally solicit donations from the general public to help the 12 youth footballers and their coach who have been trapped in Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district.


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Rescuers make progress on day 7. the missing team is believed to be sheltering in a dry area dubbed Pattaya Beach, dozens of survival boxes containing food, maps and mobile phones have been lowered into shafts near the cave, hoping they will reach the trapped team.

The “hope boxes” also contained snacks, drinks, candles, blinker, pens for marking, mobile phones, flashlights and a lighter. Each box contains a message asking the finder to phone the rescue team and tell them their location and the extent of their water and medical supplies. The message also says, “Please mark on the map where you are. Everyone will come and help you immediately. reports nationmultimedia.com

The boxes were dropped into waterways and open channels at Doi Pa Mee cliff located upstream of Tham Luang Cave in the hope they will float towards the missing group.

An idea from newscientist.com is that it would it boost the morale of the missing boys if they heard something i.e. gunshots being fired? To send a message, shots could be fired in a SOS sequence. 
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this kind of attitude is not needed in a rescue operation where people are trying to help,giving their time and strenth,doing what they can for their fellow men,for free,the only gain they want is the satisfaction of seeing the 13 that are trapped free.

a Pol Gen questioning two officials whether they had a permission to fly a drone and drill a hole in the cave. It was his use of language and stern manner that irked social media users who expressed sympathy with the officials on the rescue mission.

An official was trying to use a drone to survey the mountain to look for shafts through which search and rescue officials could get down into the cave when he intervened to question whether he had received proper permission to do so.

netizens who said the questions were asked at the wrong place and at the wrong time and demoralizing as the priority concern should be on the safe return of the missing 13 with whatever necessary means and not ridiculous issue as legality of the means employed.

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Search for the missing football team entered 9th day without a sign of the group. Divers managed to get a bit closer to where the group is believed to be. media tv said. a guy who works in the shrimp industry was making headway with a huge pump,lowering the water so the rescuers can now wade through with their head above water,i hear they don't come out for a rest but grab a sleep inside the cave when they are exausted.i feel sure today will reveal a lot either way,the downside too many vehicles parked,they need to clear if and when the ambulance team need to be rushed to take the survivors to hospital,also there are now more than 10 diving robots and diving drones at the site but they could not be operated because the cave is dark and the water too murky for the controllers to see anything.

it can't be easy with teams helping from different countries as the language barrier possibly causing coordination between the teams.
as each day goes by i hope today will be the day.

more here: https://twitter.com/Howardrjohnson
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Missing Thai boys 'found alive' in caves- BBC News

Boys and coach found alive in cave

The 12 missing boys and their football coach have been found in Tham Luang and all are alive, the Chiang Rai governor said on Monday.

Chiang Rai governor Narongsak Osotthanakorn said they were found in the area near the so-called Pattaya Beach and rescuers were planning late Monday night to get them out of the cave.

"Thai Navy seals have found all 13 with signs of life," the governor told reporters. "We found all 13 safe... we will take care of them until they can move."
"Our first mission is accomplished. Now we are trying to get them out," the governor added.

The team have been trapped in the cave in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai, since June 23.   

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Nothing more than a miracle - oh! ye of little faith - who had their doubts

VIDEO HERE: Posted by Thai NavySEAL https://www.facebook.com/ThaiSEAL/videos/1631228493667210/

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a miracle indeed. great news that the 12 missing boys and their coach have been found safe,with a team effort from all,the women in the pic have been keeping the whole camp fed all week.rescuers,police,journalists,after all they say an army marches on his stomach. well done from the UK guys first on the scene. Lots of smiles from the classmates and lots to tell when they meet once again. delighted to hear they’d been found safe.the whole world was watching and waiting

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Great they have been found but it's not over yet, getting them out, is another hurdle, i gotta take my hat off to these guys, sticking together helping strangers with conditions that the elements of nature throw, just shows how good some are. this lady below earns her living selling noodles, hears about the news and is so happy, she gives her noodles to people free, that's just how emotional this is. people do care.

Nation Gives Freebies to Celebrate Cave Boys   khaosodenglish.com

The media reports the 13 were celebrating a birthday party and took some food in with them when first entering the cave. there's no indication of how long they will be in the cave but rescuers have took in four months of food, rescue workers are asking for small full face diving masks, A US cave rescue expert on Tuesday warned that it could be dangerous to try to get the 12 trapped boys and their football coach to dive out of the Tham Luang cave. so safest option stay put, make them comfortable and wait for the water to go down. What strength these boys have but no one knows how it will effect them in life, after what they have been through,sitting in the dark,not knowing what day it is or how long they have been there,  the temp can drop to as low as 12 degrees in the cave.

Cave evacuation 'must happen before water rises'  bangkokpost.com

With more rain forecast, rescuers are racing against time to bring 12 boys who cannot swim and their coach out of flooded Tham Luang cave before the water rises again.

Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda said in Bangkok on Tuesday that the 13 footballers would be brought out of the cave in Chiang Rai's Mae Sai district through the passage to its main entrance. Rescuers would try to minimise the necessity for them to dive by pumping as much water as possible out of the cave first.

They would have to dive at some sections, especially through a narrow section where close escort was not possible. They would have to use diving gear by themselves and pass through one after another, Gen Anupong said.

"Diving is not easy. Those who have never done it will find it difficult, because there are narrow passages in the cave. They must be able to use diving gear. If the gear is lost at any moment, it can be dangerous to life," he said.

Except for narrow holes, two divers would escort each of them. Rescuers were believed to have a good plan for the evacuation, Gen Anupong said.

"As rain is forecast in the next few days, the evacuation must speed up. Diving gear will be used. If the water rises, the task will be difficult. We must bring the kids out before then," he said. (Continues below)

    "Cave diving is an incredibly dangerous activity for people who are very experienced doing it, and you're looking at taking people who have no experience." Anmar Mirza, a cave rescue expert, says diving out is the most dangerous option for the soccer team

Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Muang district, Chiang Rai, has arranged a ward where all 13 could be cared for, and accommodation for 54 relatives,  Dr Thongchai Lertwilairatanapong, public health inspector-general, said.

All of the team were in good condition but in need of proper nutrients. Their eyes had been in the dark for along time and needed to adjust to normal light. They would need the protection of sunglasses, he said.

The boys must regain their strength first. None of them know how to swim, he said.

Hundreds of rescuers and volunteers helped in the search operation which finally found the young footballers in a dry area deep within winding Tham Luang cave in the Tham Luang Khun Nam Nang Non forest park in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai, on Monday night.

Divers said the boys were in a small space around 2 kilometres into the flooded cave and between 800m and 1km below the surface, making any rescue very difficult.

They had been trapped by rising flood water caused by continuous rain the area since entering the cave system after football practice on  Saturday, June 23.
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Thank you so much, say the boys, in the video clip which only hours after being released clocked up 16 million views. unfailingly polite despite the urgency of their situation, cold tired and hungry, but still managed a smile. the 13 from the Wild Boar football team and their survival lit up a country, a drama that has gripped the nation with many round the world, like myself following every movement, with hope, prayers.

some called it mission impossible but they defied the odds to locate them in conditions which were very tough,the cave being one of Thailands longest 6 miles thats about 10 kilometers, winding along the way with many narrow passage ways. i know they should not have wandered in there this time of year, but the coach kept them altogether huddled for warmth which basically saved them.

credit to all involved which included support from the US, the UK, China, Russia, Belgium, Japan, Laos and Israel.

Medical team has evacuation plan ready

Thirteen ambulances have been assembled in front of Tham Luang Cave in Chiang Rai, ready to transport the 12 young football players and their assistant coach to hospital as soon as they emerge and receive first-aid, a source on the medical team said on Tuesday.

The source said an initial assessment of the football squad in the cave found that 11 of them were in normal health and the other two were in moderate shape but should be fully restored soon now that food and drinking water have been supplied.

Their transfer to hospital will follow an eight-step plan, the source said. If deemed strong enough, they will be brought out of the cave and placed in an ambulance.

If immediate treatment is required, they’ll go to a field hospital near the mouth of the cave with triage and resuscitation teams ready.

They’ll be taken to Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital either by ambulance or helicopter.

The helicopter, if needed, would come from an airstrip at the Prince Chakraband Pensiri Centre for Plant Development with doctors aboard from police or military medical facilities.

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The amazing find  The British diver found the 12 missing boys and their assistant coach trapped inside Tham Luang cave because he ran out of a guiding rope, forcing him to the water’s surface, according to The New York Times.

John Volanthen was placing guidelines in an attempt to get closer to the missing team in the flooded cave network when he found the boys.
As he came to the water’s surface, “there they were, all 13, staring at him through the light of his headlamp,” according to the Times.

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it didn't take long and the boys are not out to safety yet,already they have looked at earning a few bob,making the cave a tourist attraction,hoping tourists will flock to the area,when the rescue is over.will it be dual pricing. now if they make it free of charge a way of saying thank you to the world for there concern. not long now all the predictors and know all's will be coming out the woodwork... i told you so   ::)  let the media have there day,away from the BTS (broken train service) breakdown articles posted most days. he he

Disaster cave to be next tourist attraction

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) plans to promote Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai as a key attraction after days in the spotlight, with the missing football team of 13 being found alive Monday night.

Karuna Dechatiwong, TAT director at the Chiang Rai office, said TAT will work with local authorities and the private sector to promote the cave and other attractive nearby venues as it anticipates a number of tourists will flock to the area in the near future.

"After the rescue team found the 12 young football players and their coach on Monday night, the cave has become of interest for both local and foreign travellers," Ms Karuna said.

She said people may want travel and activity information before visiting the area, and the agency is ready to work out a route to the cave and other destinations in Chiang Rai.

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did i say coming out the woodwork. i also said that they would be rescued. where's my name in the headline,i don't really want one,what i prayed for happened,that's good enough for me.they found them. you are entitled to think what you like,some think this guy stopped the rain,that's andy call on him in the floods,they will be the thing of the past. did he get rid of the cave dwelling spirits when he visited. On his departure,the monk told Thai journalists,They are all still there they will be found in one or two days. wonder when a book will be published mission impossible,will make good reading.

Monk Who Predicted Thai Cave Rescue Hailed for Intervention

The real heroes,just like that,they're gone. no interviews,no fanfare just going home heroes. here's a pic from ประเทศà¹,,ทยใà¸,,รก็à¹,,à¸"้
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listening to the reports and some local gossip of course, the coach is really some guy they say he spent 8 or 9 years as a budah, he kept the boys going
one torch was used only at a time to collect drinking water, then they huddled together to meditate, there's talk of learning the boys to dive and swim underwater,  thats a long way out, thank god the rain kept off, fingers crossed guys.

latest video is HERE https://twitter.com/Howardrjohnson/status/1014420913876422656

The reason the monk went to the cave was itself mystically-related. It began on June 27, when Nattanuch Prasertong posted on her Facebook page that she had a dream. In the dream, a spiritual goddess told her that she would not let the boys return until the monk came to pray for her so that her karma would be dispelled. 

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Quote from: nan on July 04, 2018, 05:36:18 PM
making the cave a tourist attraction,hoping tourists will flock to the area

Latest on rescue operation  https://twitter.com/Howardrjohnson/status/1014766920820711424

of course make money by all means but please wait until the 13 are safely out.common sense prevails,some gossip about talking of tourism when the poor kids are still inside there. understandable.

i think they will come in droves,being it was world wide news about the rescue from the famous Tham Luang cave.it will have to undergo a bit of patching up from the state left in from the rescue operation.why not cash in on it.even have a guided tour,better not call it a tourist trap lol.

just picture it as keeping up with joneses,or in Thailand keeping up with the somchais, we off on holiday, where to any where nice, yes we thought we would visit the famous world wide attraction, Tham Luang caves in Thailand. he! he! the envy of the neighborhood.

i wonder if tourists will be allowed to enter the cave if so how far they will be able to go. i am so pleased despite their ordeal the boys are in reasonably good shape being cared for by doctors.
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British ‘Real Hero’ Diver Gets Official Escort To Airport 

One of the British caving experts who helped discover the 13 missing in a Chiang Rai cave quietly left Thailand Wednesday night with the tourism minister personally thanking him at the airport. Robert Charles Harper of the British Cave Rescue Council was accompanied to Suvarnabhumi Airport by Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat. A dinner of tom yum goong was given to Harper before he boarded a Thai Airways flight to London’s Heathrow Airport and the authorities paid a for a new pair of shoes purchased by Harper to replaced the torn one.

Harper oversaw the three-man team that Monday night discovered the 13 trapped inside a chamber several kilometers inside the Luang cave, where they had been trapped 10 days.  khaosodenglish.com

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Meet some of those Giving All For Strangers - team effort not forgetting those behind the scenes

Volunteers help public workers put sand and dry soil Sunday on top of the muddy road leading to Luang Khun Nam Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai province.

Manthana Kerddan, Wassana Saiboonpan and their network of masseuses came to soothe the exhausted

Then there is Natachapal Promachak. Although she owns a nearby mushroom farm, she felt she could be of use here due to her English ability. She is a volunteer interpreter recruited by tourist police to help with communication among the multinational rescuers to ensure there’s no misunderstanding in the operation. Sometimes she even enters the cave to do so.

Piyawat Chonsalingkarn, at left, and Monglong Saeho, at right, are territorial defense students at the nearby Mae Sai Prasitsart School. They were supplying water and food to the rescuers at local administrative office when they landed new roles: interpreters for foreign reporters and rescuers. Piyawat does English while Monglong helps with Chinese. They’re in charge of introducing the area to the new foreign recruits.

A 20-year-old mother of two, Nalinee Sutthasan and folks from her local community of Mu Ban Piyaphon have spent at least 165,000 baht to give away free pork noodles to hundreds of rescuers, soldiers, reporters and other volunteers since June 24. She said, “I intended to stay until everyone is brought out.”

all pics from khaosodenglish.com

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49 people missing in sea off Phuket
more missing people as rescue operations are underway to recover more than 120 tourists,including many children,in danger after the tour boats they were on overturned in separate incidents in rough seas. the boat operators must of known what the weather conditions were like,it's their livelihood.

Search mounted for 49 people missing in sea off Phuket

Forty-nine people are still missing while 89 others were plucked from the rough sea off Phuket this afternoon after one dive boat and a yacht capsized.

Phuket governor Norapat Plodthong said at about 9 pm search teams were still looking for the remaining 49 people from the two ill-fated vessels.

It was reported that the dive boat with about 90 divers and their dive masters capsized off Koh Hey (Hey island) whereas a yacht with 39 passengers and crews went down in the stormy sea off Mai Thon island.

Rescue boats were rushed to their rescue off the two islands and managed to pluck from the sea altogether 89 people from the two vessels.  Of the 89 people, nine of them were injured and one in serious condition.

Two Russian tourists were also saved after their jet-ski capsized off Racha island.

The Royal Thai Navy has sent some of its vessels to join in the search and rescue operations.

Governor Norapat said that several tourist boats left Phuket in the morning as the weather was fine, but there was strong wind in the evening, causing the two vessels to capsize.
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English-speaking footballer is academic polymath, says teacher

The video clip of the first encounter between British divers and the 13 missing members of a local football team trapped in Tham Luang cave for days thrilled the nation as they were found safe and alive.

As the conversation between the divers and the boys continued, the clip’s watchers may have been surprised when a boy was able to communicate in English and became the translator for his friends.

The boy became the talk of the town as many people wondered who he is. People praised him for being fluent in English considering his age and in comparison to his friends who had to ask him to translate for them.

The clip was shared more than four million times across the globe as the boys’ disappearance in the cave and the multinational rescue operations became the headline news for days and continues to do so.

Japanese seeing the clip expressed surprise that such a young boy knew sufficient English to communicate and they compared him to Japanese boys of the same age.

One person not surprised was his teacher, Piyarat Yodsuwan of Mor 2/3, Ban Wiengpan School. Adul Samorn, 14, can speak four languages, said the teacher: Thai, English, Chinese and Burmese.

As a student of the school’s so-called “Buffer School”, Adul learnt foreign languages from native speakers. He is under the care of Hope Mae Sai Church as his Akha hilltribe family, who live in Myanmar, is very poor.

The school has promoted the study of foreign languages because about 80 per cent of the students who graduate from Mor 3 are planning to run a business at the border. Therefore, it is necessary for them to understand foreign languages.

The studies focus on enabling the students to communicate rather than on the grammar, the teacher said.

Piyarat said that Adul is a hardworking student with a grade average of 3.9 out of 4.

He also joins in many activities after classes, such as football, volleyball and biking, and shows musical talents and can play guitar, violin and piano.

He was also a winner in the science competition at the provincial level and has a good sense of responsibility, as he always submits his homework when he is absent, said his teacher.

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Very sad, a brave man loses his life rescuing others R.I.P. you are a heroe

Former SEAL diver died during cave operation

A 38-year-old former SEAL officer died after he collapsed during operation in Tham Luang cave in Chiang Ra’s Mae Sai district last night.

Diving buddy of Petty Officer 1st class Samarn Kunun performed CPR on him but he did not regain consciousness. He died at about 1am this morning, Naval Special Warfare Command chief Apakorn Yukongkaew said in front of the cave.

He became the first casualty of the marathon operation to secure freedom for 13 members of Mu Pa Academy football club who were trapped inside the cave since June 23. They were found early this month but still cannot leave it because of flooding.

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Quote from: nan on July 06, 2018, 02:30:38 AM
49 people missing in sea off Phuket
more missing people as rescue operations are underway to recover more than 120 tourists,including many children,in danger after the tour boats they were on overturned in separate incidents in rough seas.


tour boat disaster: 7 more dead found, dozens still missing

A Royal Thai Navy helicopter took to the sky at first light this morning as the search continued in the hope of finding 58 people still missing from the two boat sinkings amid the storm late yesterday afternoon.

The search continues for 56.

Just before 11am today, officers at Chalong Pier confirmed that seven bodies recovered this morning were being back brought to Phuket at Chalong Pier.

Speaking from the Phuket Marine Office at Chalong Pier, Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong early today (July 6) confirmed that the body of one Chinese tourist had been recovered near Koh Aeo. That body was brought ashore last night. Reporters at the scene confirmed that the body was still wearing a life vest emblazoned with the logo of the Phoenix tour boat that sank yesterday.

Gov Norraphat also confirmed that two tourists recovered last night were in serious condition and a further nine tourists had received hospital treatment for their injuries

The two Russian tourists who were caught by the storm while riding a jet-ski off Koh Racha were rescued by a passing fishing boat, he added.

However, Gov Norraphat this morning revised the number of people missing to 58, up from 53 late last night.

Two people were missing from the Senerita, which sank off Koh Mai Thon, which is now reported to have had 42 people on board â€" not 39, as consistently reported yesterday.

On board the Senerita were 35 tourists, five crewmen, one guide and one photographer, Gov Norraphat rpeorted.

The Phoenix was carrying 105 people â€" 93 tourists, and 12 crewmen and guides â€" Gov Norraphat confirmed

Of those 36 tourists and the 12 crew and guides had been rescued, leaving 56 tourists from that boat alone still missing as of this morning.

The two still missing from the Senerita brings the total missing to 58.

As the search continues all boats less than 10 metres in length are banned from putting to sea anywhere across the main tourism islands of Phang Nga Bay, including Phi Phi Island.

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nans moans should be nans disasters,the way nature attacks with it's elements weather wise,unstoppable by man,causing the tragedies to come one after another,with great suffering,destruction and distress,there coming thick and fast.

the boys stuck in the cave,the navy seal that died helping others,the Phuket tourists boats overturning in waves at 4- 5 meters high,with the media now reporting 40 dead,16 missing. big storms in Phuket caused black outs at the airport with flights delayed and diverted

meanwhile in japan

Mass evacuation as 'historic' rain hits Japan

A kimono-clad woman using a smartphone takes photos of swollen Kamo River, caused by heavy rain, from Shijo Bridge in Kyoto, western Japan. (Kyodo/via Reuters)

Hundreds of thousands of people across a wide swathe of western and central Japan were evacuated from their homes on Friday as torrential rains pounded the nation, flooding rivers, setting off landslides and leaving at least two people dead.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the rainfall was "historic" and warned more rain was set to batter already saturated parts of the nation through Sunday.

By Friday morning, one part of the main island of Honshu had been hit with twice the total amount of rain for a normal July.

At least two people were killed, one when he was sucked down a drainage pipe and another an elderly woman toppled by a gust of wind. Several more people were missing, including one whose car was swept away as he delivered milk in the early morning hours, NHK national television said.

A middle-school boy was missing after he was swept away by flood waters in a ditch, NHK added.

"The situation is extremely dangerous," wrote a Twitter user in Kochi, a city on the smallest main island of Shikoku, where the rain has been especially intense.

Several dozen people were injured, four seriously, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said. A number of people were buried in a landslide on Friday morning and rescuers were working to dig them out.

Around 168,000 people were ordered from their homes due to the danger of further landslides and flooding, and 1.2 million more were advised to leave as of Friday morning, the agency added.

This included parts of the tourist city and ancient capital of Kyoto, where authorities had closed off some bridges and waterside promenades as rivers swelled.

Japan's Self Defence Forces dispatched 180 personnel and 50 vehicles to Kyoto as trains across western and central Japan were stopped, including part of one Shinkansen bullet train line.

The torrential rain appeared to have been touched off by warm, humid air flowing up from the Pacific Ocean and intensifying the activity of the seasonal rain front. Remnants of a now-dissipated typhoon that brushed Japan earlier this week also contributed, officials said.

One part of the smallest main island of Shikoku was hit by 98mm of rain in the hour to 8am on Friday, with a total of 908mm in the 48 hours previously. Some parts of Japan were set to see up to 400mm of rain in the coming 24 hours, with the rain set to continue until Sunday.

Japan's weather woes are far from over. Typhoon Maria, forming deep in the Pacific, is set to strengthen, possibly into an intense Category 4 storm, and may directly target the southwestern islands of Okinawa early next week.

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I am amazed how quickly people have got attatched to the cave 13 boys, just like they new them, well most anyway.

some Thais turn to social media to ask why they went in the cave at all and whether they deserve to be called heroes. Thais eyes fixed on the media, whether line, f/book or tv as the drama continues with every twist and turn, are they looking for someone to blame.

worldwide attention has been given to the 13 in the cave. seems like more media interest than the awful boat disaster in phuket that claimed so many lives. could be because they are kids and sweet ones at that, managing smiles with a swadi after their ordeal.

when most of us were kids we weren't any different as in looking for adventures and getting scolded or grounded when home late. does some owness fall on the families, instead of the media judging who was wrong or right, could a lesson be learnt by this.

I read, the sign did say that the cave was dangerous from July onwards, they entered the cave a week before that, so don't take to much guilt coach. when they found the boys we all thought it was over but now the problem has only just begun, getting them out safely.

Musk suggests tube network

it has been suggested by US entrepreneur and tech expert Elon Musk, it maybe worth trying to build a one-metre-wide nylon tube network with a shorter set of tubes in the most difficult sections and then inflate the tubes with air to create something like a bouncy castle to transport the boys out of the cave. The underwater air tunnel can be installed against the cave roof and can auto-conform to odd shapes like a 70cm hole, Musk wrote in his tweet in response to @JamesWorldSpace.

more on that nationmultimedia.com
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Aint kids funny - Trapped for nearly two weeks inside a Thailand cave, have been asking for updates on the World Cup

Soccer Team Trapped in Thailand Cave Asks for World Cup Updates
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Quote from: nan on July 06, 2018, 04:44:44 PM
the way nature attacks with it's elements weather wise,unstoppable by man,causing the tragedies to come one after another,with great suffering,destruction and distress,there coming thick and fast.

the tragedies are not all due to the weather and some could be avoided, stupidity and not thinking, leaving all down to luck plays a great part, where boats go out to sea with innocent people, trusting in them on holidays here to enjoy themselves but go home in a box. in some cases it's the greed for money, with it will be OK attitude.

the famous 13. there are questions some might ask, who are the real heroes and who wants 5 minutes of fame, normaly there's not enough room in the photoshoot for all squabling to get to the front getting in the limelight. so who's the real heroes, look at the ones up to their neck in mud in the caves, grabbing a few moments sleep, the ones doing the cooking keeping them fed. even the ones cleaning up toilets ect. that you never see. would you risk your life swimming underwater in murky conditions, not seeing where your going, having to feel your way about, not for 5 minutes but hours on end, for someone you never met, that's the real heroes.

the famous 13 now known as the cave boys has brought together a community of people from all around the world, willing to help, coming up with ideas and giving their views and support, showing their concerns for humanity, trying to save lives, that's great.

SO...it can be done.

why can't that energy be pushed into saving other peoples lives, people that are killed on our roads daily, more than 60 a day including kids.
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Trapped 13 express their feelings in first letters from cave

The 13 footballers stranded in a cave have all sent their first letters home.

The Thai NavySEAL Facebook page published photos of seven hand-written letters.

The Facebook page said the assistant coach, Ekkapol Chanthawong, and the boys gave the letters to a team of foreign divers at night on Friday.

The first page of the paper was on the subject of communication, apparently written by the coach.

The first page says: “What we want to communicate: The kids say don’t be worried about them. All of them are strong. They would like to eat many different kinds of foods when they come out. Teachers, please don’t give them too much homework. The SEALs and doctor Phak, who are taking care of the children, are also well.”

The rest of the letters say:

Chanin Wibulrungruang (Tun): Dad and mum, don’t worry. I am fine. Please tell Brother Yod to get prepared to take me to a fried chicken shop. Love you all!

Ekkapol Chanthawong (Coach Ake): To parents of all the children: The children are doing well. There are staff who take good care of them. I promise to take care of them as best as I can. I would like to thank you for all the moral support. And I would like to apologise to all the parents.

To my aunt and grandmother: I am doing well. Don’t worry too much about me. Please take good care of yourselves. Aunt, please tell grandma to please prepare the vegetable juice and fried pork skin for me. I’ll eat them when I come out. I love you all.

Sompong Jaiwong (Pong): I you dad and mum. Don’t worry. We are all safe now. Love you all.

Pipat Photi (Nik): I love you, dad and mum. I love my siblings as well. When I come out, please take me to a pork pan (shabu) shop. Love you all.

Mongkol Boonpiam (Mark): Mum, are you doing well at home? I am doing well. Please tell my teacher I love her. Love you, mum.

Phanumart Saengdee (Mik): Don’t worry about me. I miss you all, grandpa, aunt, mother, dad and siblings. I am happy inside here. The SEALs take good care of me. Love you all.

Ekkarat Wongsukchan (Bew): Don’t worry about me, dad and mum. I’ll be away for just two weeks. I’ll later help you, mum, sell goods when I have time. I’ll rush out of here.

Pornchai Khamluang (Tee): Don’t worry about me. I hope you all, dad, mum, and siblings, are happy.

Duangphet Promthep (Tom): I am doing well. But the air is cold. Don’t worry. But don’t forget my birthday party.

Adul Sam-on (Adul): Don’t worry about us now. I miss you all. I would like to go home as soon as possible.

Pirapat Sompiangchai (Knight): I love you, dad and mum. Don’t worry about me. I love you all.

Natthawut Thakhamsai (Toel): I miss you dad and mum. I love you all. Don’t worry about me. I can take care of myself.

Prachak Sutham (Note): I am safe and doing well. Don’t worry. I love you dad and mum.


Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.


The famous 13 are certainly that, after drying the tears from my eyes reading the translated letters from the boys in the last post, here's an article from
thainews.prd.go.th from the bild a German newspaper agency, hits the front page. there's no end of concern and well wishes people send from all around the world, the famous 13 have hit everyones heart worldwide.


People worldwide show support for Moo Pa football team               

News agencies and famous people worldwide continue to share messages regarding the rescue mission for the 12 boys and their coach who have been trapped inside the Tham Luang Khun Nam Nang Non cave since June 23rd.

A German newspaper agency ‘Bild’ showed an image of the boys on the front page of its July 5th edition with both Thai and German texts accompanying the photo saying ‘Boys, Don’t give up’. A news article in Bild also described the plight of the boys and their coach, the rescue mission and how people around world were concerned about their well-being.

A famous American entrepreneur, Elon Musk, tweeted a message saying he was ready to support the rescue effort to help bring the football team out of the cave after one Twitter user asked whether it would be possible for him to contribute his tunnel drilling technology to the operation. He also said he believes the Thai government has everything under control.

In addition, a Facebook user ‘Nantinee Ruangsakorn’ revealed the story of nine-year old Thai-Dutch Dennis Kramer who wrote a letter to the Prime Minister of the Netherlands to urge him to help the boys and their coach since the government of the Netherlands has considerable expertise in water and flood management. His story has also been published in the local newspaper ‘De Telegraaf’. Reports today from the rescue team on site at the northern cave complex, say they continue to consider all options, as they are anxious about weather reports predicting more rain in the region on the weekend. Meanwhile, efforts to drain floodwaters within the cave have helped considerably to lower the level of the stream. Even so Navy Seals say it takes them hours in each direction to swim to the point in the cave where the boys and their coach have been sheltering for nearly two weeks.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.


the latest from the media is that boys should come out today. i do hope everything runs smooth. more prayers for all concerned.

Boys Should Come Out Today: Official

The boys should be brought out of the cave today, the head of the rescue operation said Saturday.

Divers are becoming faint inside the cave where 13 people are trapped as falling oxygen, rising carbon dioxide and an expected surge in water levels pose potential disaster to the cave rescue effort.

Operations chief Narongsak Osottanakorn said that bringing the boys out could begin today if their health and other conditions are favorable.

“I’m worried that if it rains and the water level increases, it might reach the [sand beach where they’re trapped],” he said. “Therefore, if today or in a few days, the weather is good or water is dropping, factoring in their health and readiness. We will discuss in great detail if we will be able to bring them out.”

He insisted the 12 young footballers and coach remain in good shape and spirits, in line with consistently optimistic public statements.

A former navy SEAL died yesterday while trying to maintain the supply line of oxygen tanks required to make the five to six hour dive to reach the boys and coach.

A lot of people crowding â€" and breathing and exhaling â€" inside the small cave has exacerbated problems.

Narongsak said some rescuers and divers would be pulled out to help stabilize the level of oxygen as more air tanks and an air hose are brought in.

Teams will continue to scour the hills above for chimneys, drill for new ways in and divert water away from the cave, he added.

Belgian diver Ben Reymenants who had helped locate the boys was returning to the operation today, according to his Facebook post.

Expert British divers are leading the rescue effort in the last and most perilous stretch of the dive. Narongsak said more experts are coming to reinforce the effort tonight and tomorrow.

details from http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/calamity/2018/07/07/boys-should-come-out-today-official/
ignorance does not help your post one bit but it probably says an awful lot about you.


I think thai kids have less fear than others, their skills are amazing when on a motorcycle ;) i am sure they will run out of the cave when told they have been invited to world cup final by the fifa boss. the boys deserved a World Cup trophy themselves for the way they have handled their ordeal, brave kids.
what ever they decide to do good luck from me.   

fifa boss
"I sincerely hope that they will be able to join us at the final, which will undoubtedly be a wonderful moment of communion and celebration."

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