Musk Is Not Happy That His Mini-Sub Was Not Used In Thai Rescue


Elon Musk did his best to contribute to the rescue mission of the soccer team of 12 boys and their coach who got trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand. Ten engineers from Space X, Tesla, and the Boring Company went to Thailand to assist the rescue mission. They built a mini-submarine with rocket parts to rescue the kids. The chief of the rescue mission declared that the device is ‘not practical’ to be used in operation, as it was unable to fit inside the cave’s narrow passageways.

A British diver who also contributed to carrying out the rescue operation talked about Musk’s plan very bluntly. He said, “It just had absolutely no chance of working. They had no conception of what the cave passage was like. It wouldn’t have made the first 50 meters into the cave from the dive start point”. After 18 days, the rescue mission completed with the help of several divers and hundreds of volunteers. Meanwhile, it was reported that Musk’s team abandoned their mini-submarine. A Thai military official said that the mini-submarine could be used to carry out a rescue mission in the open waters.

Engineers from SpaceX were training the members of the Thai Navy to use the mini-sub. Musk responded to the photos of the training session on Twitter by saying that his engineers were also getting feedback from the British divers on how to improve the design for the future applications. Musk also attacked the diver who criticized his mini-sub and called it a PR Stunt. In a tweet, Musk said, “Never saw this British expat guy who lives in Thailand (sus) at any point when we were in the caves.” Musk challenged the diver to show the final rescue video and then changed his tone and said, “You know what, don’t bother showing the video. We will make one of the mini-sub/pod going all the way to Cave 5 no problemo. Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it”.