Van Heck Group, a pump service company from the Frisian town of Noordwolde, is contributing to the rescue operations at a cave in Thailand where 12 young football players are trapped.
Translation by Traci White
Dagblad van het Noorden reports that the company is setting aside all of their other scheduled work to help develop a rescue plan for the young boys who have been trapped 3.5 kilometres inside a Thai cave for weeks.
Jeroen van Heck, the director of the company, is scheduled to arrive in Thailand on Saturday, where he will evaluate what equipment the company needs to send to help clear out areas of the cave that are currently underwater. Once Van Heck has determined which pumps and manpower the emergency operation will need, a number of employees from the Frisian company will travel to Thailand to set up them up.
The Dutch government will be assisting with transporting the equipment to Thailand. Van Heck and the Thai rescue teams on the ground were brought into contact with each other through the Dutch and Thai embassies.
According to the Noordwolde company’s website, the water control and displacement business specialises in “temporary redirections and disasters” and “emergency solutions.” The Frisian-based company has offices around the world, including Singapore, Dubai and Brazil.
Photo source: Van Heck Group