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  • Thursday, March 14th 2024 - 09:00 UTC

    Further mines clearance plan begins in the Falkland Islands

    A batch of mines were located at Hell’s Kitchen, the Murrell Peninsula, north of Stanley in November 2023,

    Following the initial on-site examination of the area, where a number of mines were discovered in November 2023 at Hell’s Kitchen, located on the Murrell Peninsula, north of Stanley, Guy Marot OBE, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Advisor on behalf of Fenix Insight Limited presented a comprehensive Clearance Plan which has been agreed by the Falkland Islands Government, FIG.

  • Wednesday, August 18th 2021 - 08:38 UTC

    Falklands: Unexploded landmine disposed of at Yorke Bay, close to Stanley

    The device was detonated in the evening, rather than waiting for the morning, due to the potential for it to be washed away by the next tide

    The Falkland Islands government has confirmed that overnight on Monday 16 August, the Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team from the Joint Operations Command Centre at Mount Pleasant Complex was contacted by the Royal Falkland Islands Police (RFIP) regarding possible unexploded ordnance at Yorke Bay.

  • Friday, April 23rd 2021 - 23:33 UTC

    Royal Navy takes bomb disposal experts to South Georgia to remove Falklands War munitions

    Leftover ordnance from the 1982 conflict is safely detonated above Grytviken (Photo: Royal Navy).

    The Royal Navy's HMS Forth has taken bomb disposal specialists to South Georgia as part of a mission to protect the island's wildlife. The ten-day environmental mission set out to remove bombs and ordnance left behind during the Falkland Islands conflict involving the Argentine armed forces in 1982.

  • Saturday, November 14th 2020 - 09:39 UTC

    From Dreams to Reality: The Falklands now cleared of Argentine Mines

    Guy Marot of Fenix Insight and John Hare of SafeLane Global holding the last mine removed from the ground and which will be detonated this Saturday in a special celebration (Pics G. Marot)

    STANLEY, Falkland Islands – On 14 June 1982 as British Forces liberated the beleaguered small Falkland Islands population from Argentine occupation and the Islanders rejoiced as British democracy was restored, disturbing rumours began to circulate – Argentine soldiers had reportedly been observed laying vast numbers of mines in areas close to the town and beyond.

  • Friday, May 10th 2019 - 09:56 UTC

    Argentine explosive devices from the Falklands' war found and destroyed in the proximity of Stanley

    Police received a call from someone who had discovered something suspicious on the road beyond Stanley airport, heading to the Cape Pembroke lighthouse (Pic Wikimedia)

    The Falkland Islands weekly Penguin News reported this week that elements of the Royal Falkland Islands Police, the Fire Service and the military were in action following the discovery of two unexploded munitions in separate locations around the capital Stanley.

  • 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.