Clearing a Solomon Islands World War II Munitions Cache


10/08/2016: Royal Australian Navy clearance divers hauled in over 3.5 tons of WWII munitions from the ocean in the Solomon Islands in a single morning during Operation Render Safe in September.

The Australian Clearance Diving Team One found 82 United States 155mm high explosive projectiles off Guadalcanal just 50 meters from a village.

Operation Render Safe aims to remove explosive remnants of war across the South West Pacific, which continues to pose a potential danger to local communities.

The operation ran from 12 September – 7 October 2016.

Credit: Australian Ministry of Defense:October 4, 2016