Solomon Is Police warn communities of bomb blasting in Alligator Creek

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team will conduct a live demolition of bombs at Hells Point, in the Alligator Creek East of Honiara this Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Picture: SUPPLIED/RSIPF

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team will conduct a live demolition of bombs at Hells Point, in the Alligator Creek East of Honiara this Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
EOD Supervising Officer In-charge (OIC) Staff Sergeant Peter Ririvere said the Hells Point demolition range in Central Guadalcanal area would be active from 8am to 2pm on the day.
He warned fishermen, farmers, hunters and members of the general public in the Henderson area, Alligator Creek and Tenaru School areas to keep out from Hells Point while the operation was in progress.
“This is a normal EOD task aimed to reduce the amount of UXOs/AXOs stored at the site to a minimum level,” Mr Ririvere said.
“The Air Traffic Control Tower at Honiara International Airport will coordinate the firing of each serial. No serial is to be fired without specific air clearance and permission from Honiara Air Traffic Control Tower.”
Mr Ririvere said an EOD operator/technician from the RSIPF EOD team would be posted at the control tower during this operation from the actual times of the demolition and completion time.