And now it is time for a short break…

You may have noticed that recently there have been fewer posts on a daily basis. Part of this is due to the fact that Cambodia is now in the “rainy season” when rain is an almost daily occurrence. It starts out slow, speeds up, pours for a short time, then stops. While this raises the humidity, it also adds to difficult access to areas where UXO are being reported as the roads become very muddy and movement is slowed. However, the rains also can wash out the dirt from buried ordnance creating new finds.

We are now entering the 15 day Pchum Ben season here in Cambodia. Our entire CSHD and EOD teams had been working through their last 5 day break in order to have two well-deserved weeks off during this special period.

They will resume work after the end of Pchum Ben – Sept. 28.

UXO Found on Sat 14 SEP 2019 by Team 3

EOD 3 responded to a call-out in Trapeang Bei Village, Preah Bralay Commune, Trapeang Brasart District of Otdar Meanchey Province where they found two Chinese 79 mm type 72 A glast mines and four Chinese 60 mm type 69 bounding mines. All items were safe to move.

UXO Found on Fri 13 SEP 2019 by Team 3

EOD 3 responded to a call-out in Trapeang Bei Village, Preah Bralay Commune, Trapeang Brasart District of Otdar Meanchey Province where they found one Chinese 60 mm type 69 bounding mine and one Fuze PIBDSD VP-7 made in the USSR. All items were safe to move.

UXO Found on Wed 11 SEP 2019 by Team 3

EOD 3 responded to a call-out in Robonh Village, Morokort Commune, Choam Ksant District of Preah Vihear Province where they found two Chinese 82 mm HE type 30 mortars, one Chinese 60 mm HE type 27 mortar, and two HE model 49 mortars made in the USA.