Australian Op Renders Safe Ammunition

Royal Canadian Navy, Master Seaman Clearance Diver Shawn West (centre) calculates demolition charges required to clear unexploded ordnance in Russell Islands during Operation RENDER SAFE 2013 in Solomon Islands.
Publication Date 
15 Jan 2014

Ten members of the Canadian Armed Forces, including Engineers, participated in Op RENDER SAFE 2013 in the Solomon Islands alongside more than 200 personnel from the Australian Defence Force (ADF), New Zealand Defence Force, US Navy and the Royal Solomon Island Police Force.

 

The aim of Op RENDER SAFE is to reduce the threat of unexploded ordnance throughout the South West Pacific, foster goodwill and support important relationship with our security and defence partners.

 

An article for the Maple Leaf is reprinted here.

 

The Australian government has provided more information including video at their website:

 

http://www.defence.gov.au/op/southwestpacificnations/index.htm