SUBMERSIBLE ROBOTIC TEAM JOINS RESCUE OP
Chennai, Jan. 13: A team of a city-based company that specialises in submersible robotic inspections on Sunday joined the operation to rescue 15 miners trapped for a month now inside a flooded rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya.
According to the website of the company, Planys Technologies, it is an IIT Madras incubated company that provides submersible robotic inspections and survey solutions using Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV). One ROV and a six-member team of the firm have joined the operation, a company official said.
“The team joined Sunday. They are working with the Navy,” the official, who did not want to be named, said. The miners have been trapped inside a 370-footdeep illegal coal mine since December 13.