Palau – WWII Bomb Detonated

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Cleared Ground Demining detonated a WWII bomb in Palau on February 22, check 2012.  The devise discovered was a modified Japanese ocean mine, price which had been converted to a crude Improvised Explosive Device (IED).  The device was so decayed it could not be safely deactivate so Steve from Cleared Ground had to detonate the bomb on site.  After weeks of planning and days of preparation the area of Meyuns was evacuated and at 1:30p a successful detonation occurred.  Palau was the site of intense battles in World War II and many unexploded ordinance still remain across the island nation both above and below the water.  The Republic of Germany has provided funding for the demining project, which is making Palau safer for tourists and residences.  Watch the video for an interview with Steve from Cleared Ground Demining and close up look at the explosion in slow motion.

7 Responses to Palau – WWII Bomb Detonated

  1. Emin Durakovic says:

    Well done Steve(CGD),
    CGD doing great job by clearing UXO and other activity.
    CGD did the best jobs in Guinea Bissau…Thanks again for all staff CGD and God luck.

  2. demining says:

    Well done Steve(CGD),
    CGD doing great job by clearing UXO and other activity.
    CGD did the best jobs in Guinea Bissau…Thanks again for all staff CGD.

  3. Well done Palau Cleared Ground Demining (GCD)Team. CGD is doing a great job by clearing UXO and other abandoned remnants left behind during WWII in Palau. The activities in Palau sets the bench mark for the Pacific Region and such approach should be considered and promoted in those other affected UXO countries.

    Congrats Steve and the Team!!

  4. Well done Palau Cleared Ground Demining Team(CGD)!
    This is the type of Clearance Activity that should be promoted in all affected countries across the Pacific Region. Such clearance takes into account socio-economic impacts and CGD has been taking that approach.With more support and funding assistance, similar clearance activities can be conducted in other affected countries in the region.

    Congrats Steve and the team!!

  5. Harry Cripps says:

    Well done Steve from all Cleared Ground Staff here in Guinea Bissau Bravo Zulu

  6. s cypra says:

    A tragety avoided in a highly populated area. Aside from the personal risk of death Steve and Cleared Ground faced, they should be recognized for their values in working with the community. Something all EOD organizations should adhere to as a standard in their operations. Hats off.

  7. Rick Knecht says:

    Cleared Ground is doing the people of Palau a great service in dealing with all the unexploded ordinance remaining from the war. It is a very risky business but has to be done. My hat is off to them!