Expert Cave Diver Tells Elon Musk That His Submarine Sucked


Expert Cave Diver Tells Elon Musk That His Submarine Sucked

Andrew Cummings
July 16, 2018

Speaking to CNN, a British driver involved in the rescue of the boys' soccer team in Thailand has expressed his feelings about entrepreneur Elon Musk, who had his engineering team design and build a small submarine for the rescue efforts.

The Tesla and SpaceX founder brought a mini submarine to Thailand, which he suggested could be used to get the boys out, but the idea was rejected by officials as "not practical".

In a series of tweets Sunday morning, Musk referred to Unsworth as a "pedo", requested video of the cave rescue, retracted that request, then promised proof that his submarine could have, in fact, performed the rescue. They had no conception of what the cave passage was like.

Unsworth called Musk's creation a "PR stunt" and said the submarine would have failed to make it 50 meters into the cave.


Unsworth, who lives in Thailand and regularly explores the Tham Luang caverns in Chiang Rai where the boys and their coach became trapped, said he was not impressed when the tech billionaire showed up at the site, adding he was "asked to leave very quickly".

'You know what, don't bother showing the video.

This time, the Tesla CEO and billionaire attacked one of the divers who played an instrumental role in rescuing the Thai soccer team that was stuck in a cave last week.

He told CNN: 'It just had absolutely no chance of working. "Thai navy seals escorted us in - total opposite of wanting us to leave".


Elon Musk went on a freakish rant against a British diver involved in last week's Thai cave rescue after the diver mocked the billionaire tech entrepreneur's proposed plan to help with the mission.

After his device and efforts were criticised on social media Mr Musk tweeted a reply. "We designed the mini-sub to Stanton's specifications *and* brought a flexible rescue pod just in case".

Elon Musk is causing controversy on Twitter again.

Meanwhile the two Australians who helped in the worldwide rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team were given diplomatic immunity in the event anything went wrong during the treacherous rescue.


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