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HMAS Adelaide to support maiden Operation Render Safe

For the first time, HMAS Adelaide will take part in Operation Render Safe in support of Australian and New Zealand defence forces working together with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force to dispose of Second World War explosives in the Solomon Islands.

For the first time, HMAS Adelaide will take part in Operation Render Safe in support of Australian and New Zealand defence forces working together with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force to dispose of Second World War explosives in the Solomon Islands.

Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds said the Solomon Islands is still affected by a large number of unexploded and abandoned munitions.

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“The scale of military action that occurred in the Pacific is evident in the amount of explosive material still being found almost 75 years since the end of the Second World War,” Minister Reynolds said.

“Australia and New Zealand are proud to be working alongside the Solomon Islands authorities to help remove the danger posed by these unexploded remnants of war.

“The officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force have significant knowledge on the location and identification of unexploded and abandoned munitions and are highly experienced in their disposal and removal.

“Their familiarity with the environment, close connections with affected communities and technical know-how, makes the search and destruction of this material far easier.”

The operation is held annually and is Australian Defence Force-led.

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Adelaide will support personnel as they undertake clearance and disposal activities around Vella Lavella Island, Ghizo, Kolombangara Island, Vonavona Island and north-west New Georgia Island.

HMAS Adelaide to support maiden Operation Render Safe
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