Suspected unexploded ordnance removed Flat Island, not hazardous


On Sunday, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reported:

A Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal team recovered an item Saturday morning that a swimmer reported might be an unexploded ordnance in Kailua Bay.

A Navy spokeswoman said the item is not an ordnance and there is no hazard to the public.

The Navy crew recovered the oblong object from 12 to 15 feet of water about 50 yards from Flat Island and were taking it back to Pearl Harbor for disposal.


A swimmer found this possible unexploded ordnance on Friday in Kailua Bay.

The Honolulu Star Adverstiser reported today that a possible unexploded munition was found underwater in Kailua:

The Coast Guard is advising mariners to stay about 100 yards away from an area near Flat Island in Kailua Bay after a possible unexploded ordnance was found today underwater, a Navy spokeswoman said.

The possible ordnance was found by a swimmer in about 12 to 15 feet of water about 50 yards off Flat Island, said Navy spokeswoman Agnes Tauyan.

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