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  • Saturday, November 14th 2020 - 20:44 UTC

    Falkland Islands celebrate becoming mine-free after almost 40 years

    ‘Reclaim the Beach’, hundreds of residents flocked to Gypsy Cove and Yorke Bay (Pic FIG)

    Today 14 November 2020. the Falkland Islands have been officially declared mine-free, almost 40 years after the end of the Falkland Islands war. The minefield danger signs and fences that were once the hallmark of the invasion have all finally been removed, and the community is again free to enjoy some of the Islands’ most beautiful areas which have been off-limits since 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.

  • Saturday, October 24th 2020 - 09:50 UTC

    Falklands celebrates completion of demining with a symbolic “Reclaim the Beach”

    Minefield signs have been a familiar sight in Stanley and Camp for over 38 years; some members of the community having never known the Falklands without them.(Pic  by Fenix Insight)

    On Saturday 14 November 2020, the Falkland Islands community will be taking part in celebrations to mark the completion of the Islands-wide demining program after 38 years since the end of the 1982 conflict. The Falklands' Government has announced that activities will begin with an event to officially reopen Gypsy Cove/Yorke Bay, the final area of the Falklands to officially be declared mine-free.

  • Friday, February 15th 2019 - 07:46 UTC

    Falklands using drones to create fine scale models of minefields

    One of the drones being used to map Stanley’s minefields (SAERI)

    The minefields around the Falkland Islands capital, Stanley, dating back to the South Atlantic conflict, have remained largely untouched for most of nearly 35 years, due to the restrictions in place around access to the minefields. Over this time, they have become a haven for Falkland’s wildlife.

  • Saturday, June 24th 2017 - 12:24 UTC

    Falklands demining team have recovered over 3,000 anti-personnel mines and over 150 anti-tank mines.

    Programme Manager for Fenix Insight Ltd’s Falklands Demining Programme Office Guy Marot ( MercoPress)

    SINCE their deployment in October 2016 through to June 2017, the BACTEC teams have worked on 47 minefield areas from Fox Bay, Port Howard and Goose Green to the Stanley area. The team will now leave for three months before continuing the current phase.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Friday, October 31st 2014 - 07:04 UTC

    Falklands demining contracts goes to Bactec and Fenix Insight

    Over the two year project, a minimum of 23 mined areas will be cleared, as well as one further area of suspect land

    Two companies have been awarded contracts by the UK Foreign Office for the clearance of minefields in the Falkland Islands, dating back to the 1982 conflict when retreating Argentine forces laid antipersonnel and other explosives particularly in a ring surrounding the capital Stanley.