The price of life. Who would rescue the Russian tourists from a cave in Thailand
The whole world today is looking for ways to rescue children trapped in Thailand. Twelve students and their coach to escape the bad weather, took refuge in the cave, which stretches for 10 km. the Inputs and outputs to the cave was flooded, and people blocked water tube. Who would bear the cost for the salvation of men, if you were them Russian tourists?
Rescue operation in Thailand has continued for 13 days. The situation is complicated by the fact that the blocked group of people running out of oxygen. On Friday 6 July came the sad news. As reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the Khaosod newspaper, 38-year-old Navy officer in Thailand Samorn Coonan died, delivering oxygen tanks to the place where the children are. He lost consciousness on the way back. Help in the rescue of students as already proposed by billionaire Elon Musk.
Thailand is a popular holiday destination for Russians. Including the popular cave tours in the country.
Theoretically, a similar situation that occurred with Thai students, could happen with Russian tourists.
Forbes interviewed insurance companies that insure Russian tourists traveling abroad. The experts were asked the question: does insurance policy the costs of such rescue operations and in that case who will save the people.
As reported by Forbes, the chief of Department of personal insurance insurance company “MAX” Irina Yartseva, typically the insurance policy provides only for the cost of providing medical assistanceor in case of death of the tourist — repatriation of his body.
At the same time, she gave an example that the company had a case when receiving a traumatic brain injury during a skiing tourist was evacuated by helicopter.
Expenses on search of tourists take on the forces of the state rescue services.
In turn, the head of management of insurance travelling insurance company VSK Marina Melikyan reiterated the words of colleagues.
“In such force majeure situations in places of a mass congestion of people, including on excursions and in the event of a terrorist attack, the costs of search and rescue operations and providing medical assistance to undertake emergency and other responsible services of the state in which this event occurred. In this case, the insurance policy travelling abroad (TCD) does not matter,” said Melikyan.