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  • #31
    Glad they are all out and hope there will not be any long lasting problems.

    Just a note, a lot of the knowledge came from the USA! The drilling crew and drill bit's came from a mining company in Pennsylvania and NASA contributed greatly in this too.
    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

    Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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    • #32
      Originally posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
      Glad they are all out and hope there will not be any long lasting problems.

      Just a note, a lot of the knowledge came from the USA! The drilling crew and drill bit's came from a mining company in Pennsylvania and NASA contributed greatly in this too.
      I saw that. Usually anything awesome that happens in the world has US involvement. But there's also a lot of "yee-ha" for the Chilean government if they did nothing but ask for help.
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      • #33
        And you noticed that the last man out was the surviving foreman.
        That's a leader there:making sure that all of his people were out and accounted for before taking his ride to the surface.

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        • #34
          Chile Rescue, American Know How

          Far be it for our self-centered President to publicly congratulate (let alone
          even mention) AMERICAN ingenuity and AMERICAN PRIVATE ENTERPRISE
          for the miracle rescue of the Chilean Miners.


          Schramm Inc. of West Chester, Pennsylvania built the drills and equipment
          used to reach the trapped miners.

          Center Rock Company, also from Pennsylvania , built the drill bits used to
          reach the miners.

          UPS, the US shipping company, delivered the 13-ton drilling equipment from
          Pennsylvania to Chile in less than 48 hours.

          Crews from Layne Christensen Company of Wichita Kansas and its subsidiary
          Geotec Boyles Bros. worked the drills and machinery to locate and reach the
          miners and then enlarge the holes to ultimately rescue them.

          Jeff Hart of Denver Colorado was called off his job drilling water wells
          for the U.S. Army's forward operating bases in Afghanistan to lead the
          drilling crew that reached the miners.

          Atlas Copco Construction Mining Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin provided
          consulting on how to make drilling equipment from different sources work
          together under differing pressure specifications.

          Aries Central California Video of Fresno California designed the special
          cameras that were lowered nearly a mile into the ground sending back video
          of the miners.

          Zephyr Technologies of Annapolis Maryland, made the remote monitors of
          vital signs that miners wore during their ascent.

          NASA Engineers designed the "Phoenix" capsule that miners would be brought
          to the surface in, and provided medical consulting, special diets and
          spandex suits to maintain miners' blood pressure as they're brought back to
          the surface.

          Drilling Supply Co., Houston also involved.

          Oh, and Canadian-based Precision Drilling Corp. and South-African company
          Murray & Roberts, drilled backup rescue shafts in case the American rig
          failed. Which it didn't

          PS

          Both of the other planned drill rescues, (Plan A and Plan C) had failed,
          Plan B the American drill plan was the only one working for the ten days of
          the rescue effort.
          Stay Safe and Well Out There....

          Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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