BREAKING NEWS —
You, like us, have likely been following the current situation of the Thai football team currently stuck in a cave in Northern Thailand. With Inuktun’s long history of IM3™ (Inuktun Multi-Mission Modular) technology usage in search and rescue efforts going back to 9/11, this situation is particularly challenging. We know now that contact has been made with the football team with divers, and Inuktun has contacted its Australian channel partner, Nexxis, to have the Versatrax 150™ long distance remote visual inspection crawler on standby after receiving a call for assistance.
According to Nexxis Founding Director, Jason De Silveira, “Our team dropped everything when we received the call to assist the rescue of the 12 boys and their football coach from the caves…The situation in Thailand is very fluid and we have prepared the robot and team to fly to Thailand at a moment’s notice to help in the rescue effort.” See Nexxis’ media alert here.
Inuktun’s President and CEO, Colin Dobell, reiterates, “We know there are still a lot of challenges, and we are hopeful that the Thai dive team will be able to get everyone out safely.”
Inuktun is honoured to potentially assist with the rescue efforts if a robotic solution is required, and our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected at this time.