Updated: Nov 22, 2022
While exploring the shallow marine area off the eastern shore of Cape d'Aguilar, local scuba divers discovered an 80+ year-old unexploded ordinance earlier this summer. The explosive device was a naval mine, one of many deployed by the Royal British Navy in the months leading up to the Battle of Hong Kong during World War II. SWIMS was able to offer an ideal location for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bureau to base operations when they detonated the mine on September 8th.
On 26 October, members of Hong Kong’s Police force visited SWIMS to thank us for our logistic contribution to the operation to dispose of the naval mine.
(from left to right) Tomas Tse; Cecily Law; Divisional Commander of Chai Wan Division, Ms. CHIANG Shui-ching; Deputy District Commander of Eastern District, Mr. CHAN Hon-Ming; Professor Gray Williams; Assistant Divisional Commander (Administration) of Chai Wan Division, Mr. LAU Chi-yan; & Assistant Divisional Commander (Operations) of Chai Wan Division, Mr. CHENG Ka-chun.
Deputy District Commander of Eastern District, Mr. CHAN Hon-Ming (left) presenting the letter of thanks to Professor Gray Williams (right)