Team To Dispose Of ‘Unexploded Ordnance’

June 15, 2017

The Joint Services Explosives Ordnance Disposal team will conduct an operation off Chaplin Bay tomorrow morning [June 16] to “detonate recently discovered unexploded military ordnance.”

A police spokesperson said, “The Joint Services Explosives Ordnance Disposal [JSEOD] team, made up of members of the Bermuda Police Service and Royal Bermuda Regiment, will conduct an operation off Chaplin Bay tomorrow morning, Friday, 16th June, to detonate recently discovered unexploded military ordnance.

“The public may hear a loud noise similar to thunder during the process and the beach will be cordoned off by the Royal Bermuda Regiment to prevent public access.

“Once this operation is complete the beach will be re-opened and safe to use.

“Finds of live military explosives are rare in Bermuda. However, when it occurs JSEOD experts are brought in to assess the ordnance and dispose of it using the safest method for the public and JSEOD team.

“The Bermuda Police Service would like to take this opportunity to remind the public that if anyone finds what may be an explosive item they should call 911, refrain from handling the object and keep others away until the police have attended and taken the appropriate action.”

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  1. We pray for the safety of this team as they take on this task and may it be done safely and without incident, in Jesus name Amen.

    Take nothing for granted, even if these people are specially trained and done this many times.

  2. Point boy says:

    Am I hearing this right? Your gonna use explosives close to shore?

  3. Triangle Drifter says:

    Typical Bermuda wisdom in dealing with things. They are going to blow up this unknown ordinance in water close to shore. Water that is a fishing area. Explosions in water kill fish.

    Why not take it out a mile if it must be off the S shore & dump it overboard in extremely deep water not far from shore? Effective & far less dramatic or harmful to the enviroment.

    Too simple I guess.

    Reminds me, how is that asbestos disposal going that the UBP, then the PLP, now the OBA, were going to take care of?

  4. Truth says:

    You better not touch the reefs or the creatures there. And you better not damage the beach or any of the natural features. Care to bother telling us how big or how much the explosives are? Could be a single old grenade or a hydrogen bomb for all we know. Do the bombs contain heavy metals or toxic substances? Is it safe? Did you think that?

  5. Flash says:

    Explosives from where? Why were they there? Were they left behind by the regiment? Are they relics from the Victorian era? So many questions here….

    • Lualaba says:

      Most of what is found are from WWII where bombers returning to Bermuda would discard their unused bombs prior to landing. These are mostly off the east end and north shore (landing path tonrunway)

      There have also been some unexploded torpedos (and some target drones) found off south shore.