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Montevideo, May 20th 2019 - 11:25 UTC

Tag: Guy Marot

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Friday, September 25th 2015 - 06:14 UTC

    Falklands clearance of Argentine mines takes off to a flying start

    De-miner working on Sapper Hill

    Falkland Islands de-mining and ground clearance work has got off to a flying start despite the cold and snowy weather of late, Program Manager Guy Marot confirmed on Thursday to the Penguin News.

  • Tuesday, March 31st 2015 - 08:41 UTC

    Falklands' clearance of Argentine mines planned to restart in mid-September

    “This latest phase is the fourth and largest, and is scheduled to take place over the next two years”, said Marot head of the demining program in Falklands

    The Falkland Islands program to clear mines planted by the invading Argentine forces in 1982, is scheduled to take a break at the end of April, following a very successful task all along summer according to Guy Marot, Program Manager for the Falkland Islands Demining Program Office, as reported in the FIG's edition of February.