The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team will conduct a live demolition of bombs at Hells Point, in the Alligator Creek East of Honiara tomorrow, Friday 12th November 2020.
Officer In-charge (OIC) of EOD, Inspector Clifford Tunuki says, “The Hells Point Demolition Range in Central Guadalcanal area will be active from 8 am to 12 midday, 12th November 2020.”
He adds, “Fishermen, farmers, hunters and the general public in the Henderson area, Alligator Creek and Tenaru School areas are kindly warned to keep out from Hells Point while the Operation is in progress.”
“This is a normal EOD task aimed to reduce the amount of Unexploded Ordnances stored at the site to a minimum level,” says Inspector Tunuki.
He says, “The Air Traffic Control Tower at the Honiara International Airport will coordinate the firing of each serial. No serial is to be fired without specific air clearance and permission from the Honiara Air Traffic Control Tower.”
“An EOD Operator from the RSIPF EOD Team will be posted at the control tower during this operation from the actual times of the demolition and completion time,” says Inspector Tunuki.
Guadalcanal was the site of fierce fighting between Japanese and Allied forces, and is still littered with shells and bombs left behind - a lack of funding has impeded removal efforts to date.
Source: RSIPF Media