Divers completed the Thailand rescue but mini-sub was not used

Divers in northern Thailand have rescued all 12 boys and their football coach from flooded caves, 17 days after they got trapped underground.

The Elon Musk SpaceX mini-sub and the Wing Inflatable rescue pods were not used.

Chiang Rai Gov. Narongsak Osotthanakorn, the head of the rescue efforts, said the equipment brought to help was not practical with their mission.

UPDATE- Elon Musk indicated that Chiang Rai Gov. Narongsak Osotthanakorn was not leading the rescue teams. Elon Musk was working with the co-leader who did ask for the mini-sub as an option for the smallest boy.

Two divers were assigned to each person to be rescued. Air tanks were pre-positioned along the route. After each batch of 4 or 5 people were taken out, air tanks along the route were replenished.

The mini-sub and rescue pods may end up being adapted as escape pods for space and the may get adapted as emergency equipment for over-turned cruise ships or ferries.