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Tag: Falkland Islands Demining Programme Office (DPO)

  • Wednesday, May 31st 2017 - 12:01 UTC

    Falklands prohibits flying small unmanned aircraft over minefields

    The new Direction prohibits the operations of SUA at any height directly over or closer than 500m horizontally to a minefield where persons are working.

    The Falkland Islands government has issued a Direction banning flying small unmanned aircraft over minefields. Contraveners can be liable on summary conviction to a fine of up to £ 2.500.

  • Monday, May 8th 2017 - 17:50 UTC

    The Falklands penguins that would not explode

    Yorke Bay is particularly difficult, since mines were placed on top of the sand dunes, but, over 35 years, the dunes have changed shape and shifted with the wind. (Pic Peter Gibbs)

    The Falklands and the efforts to clear minefields left by the Argentine invasion in 1982, which have become de facto nature reserves for penguins, will be aired on BBC Radio 4 under the heading of “Listen to Exploding Penguins”, presented by Peter Gibbs and produced by Matthew Teller. The presentation will be Tuesday 9 May at 15:30 UK time.

  • Wednesday, April 5th 2017 - 04:59 UTC

    “Peace incomplete without demining”, says UN chief on Mine Awareness International Day

    “Peace without mine action is incomplete peace,” Antonio Guterres said in his message for the Day

    On recalling the International Day for World Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all Governments to remember landmines and explosive remnants of war when discussing peace agreements or when sending urgent humanitarian aid to conflict zones.

  • Friday, March 17th 2017 - 06:59 UTC

    Falklands' deminer recovering from injuries during a clearance operation accident

    Mr. Unsung said Mr. Mandava who is an experienced deminer, had carried out all of his drills correctly on the day of the accident.

    Deminer Rodgers Mandava working to clear minefields in the Falkland Islands, was injured during an accident in a Moody Valley clearance operation on February 27, has recovered well from his injuries and work has resumed in the area, according to a report published by the Penguin News.

  • Thursday, March 16th 2017 - 12:16 UTC

    Falklands announces new demolitions on Friday, as part of the demining project

    The site for the demolition is 2km to the West of the old Moody Brook Barracks in the Moody Valley.

    Falklands Islands demining project is advancing steadily and demolitions are planned for next Friday in the Moody Valley, west of Stanley. The demolitions are part of the several phases, several years, project to clear the Falklands of the mines planted by the Argentine military during the occupation of the Islands in 1982.

  • Thursday, March 2nd 2017 - 08:20 UTC

    Falklands demining accident; work continues normally in other minefields

    Demining in minefield SA032 has been suspended temporarily pending results of a full investigation which will be carried out by the Demining Project Office

    A member of the demining team is receiving treatment in hospital following a demining accident on 27 February, reports the Falkland Islands government. During routine demining, a Team Leader, suffered minor injuries to his hand following an explosion. The incident occurred in minefield SA032 located in Moody Valley, to the west of Stanley.

  • Friday, January 13th 2017 - 09:03 UTC

    Falklands: 46 minefields to be cleared in two years pledges Foreign Office

    Special crews working in the clearance of minefields in the Falklands. Since 2009 some 30 areas have been cleared

    Falkland Islanders can expect a total of 46 minefields cleared over the next two years in the Mount Longdon and Stanley area confirmed a Foreign and Commonwealth Office delegation in the Falklands this week. Mines are the long lasting and unwanted legacy of the 1982 war.

  • Friday, November 25th 2016 - 07:20 UTC

    Falklands' mine clearance progresses steadily: 82 fields still to be neutralized

    The mine fields are clearly fenced with warning signs, some of them very close to Stanley

    Minefield clearance in the Falklands is going well on the current phase which will run until June 2017, Dynasafe Bactec Ltd. Program manager Guy Marot confirmed this week to Penguin News. Work to date has involved technical survey and clearance work in the Eliza Cove area (south east Stanley) and Goose Green, and is scheduled to continue after Christmas in the Mount Longdon and Hearndon Waters (Murrell) minefields, and Port Howard on West Falklands.

  • Wednesday, February 24th 2016 - 07:32 UTC

    Falkland’s Demining Project fourth phase draws to a close

    Programme Manager of FIDPO, Guy Marot, explains the method used by Argentine troops to lay mines and the techniques used currently by BACTEC International to remove them.

    The current phase of demining in the Falkland Islands, which began in January 2015, is nearing completion and MercoPress recently caught up with the Head of the Falkland Islands Demining Programme Office (FIDPO), Guy Marot, to discuss the ongoing progress of demining in the Falklands.

  • Wednesday, October 21st 2015 - 07:49 UTC

    Falklands: controlled explosions of ordnance as part of demining project

    Falklands Demining Program Office has notified that controlled explosions as part of the Demining Project are due to take place on Thursday 22 October.

    Falkland Islands demining and ground clearance operations which this season took off in September are advancing rapidly and controlled explosions of ordnance has been announced for later this week. Thousands of antipersonnel and anti tank mines in marked perimeters remain the Falklands, a legacy of the retreating Argentine forces which invaded the Islands 33 years ago in 1982.

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