Submerged UXO Clearance Fast-Tracked


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(The Phnom Penh Post) Operators clearing underwater unexploded ordnance (UXO) from the wreckage of sunken warships have been focused on speeding up operations. They dredge sand from around the wreckage, enabling them to recover both the UXOs and the pieces of the vessels, sunk during the 1970-1975 civil war.

Heng Ratana, director-general of the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC), told the Post on August 22 that after an August 10 meeting with Minister of Interior Sar Kheng, it was agreed that operations need to be accelerated a quickly as possible.

He added that the plan has three basic elements. First, the operators at the site have to be consulted on dredging techniques so that nobody’s safety was compromised. Second, training has to be standardised among the different organisations involved, and third, all of the groups working on site should integrate their forces into one team.


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Published: Friday, August 26, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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