Ordnance detonation at Marpi Blow Pit on Jan. 24 and 25


The CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point, with the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services in conjunction with Joint Region Marianas-EOD, would like to inform the general public that the U.S. Military Unit will be conducting WWII Live Ordnance Detonation at Saipan Marpi Blow Pit.

The detonation will be on Jan. 24 and 25 from 8am to 12pm.

The general location of this activity will be at Marpi Blow Pit within a 1,000 feet radius on all quadrants to 1,000 feet above sea level.

Authorities would like to inform the general public that the Department of Public Safety will close the Marpi road from 8am to 12pm for the duration of this operation.

Marpi Landfill, Banzai Cliff, Suicide Cliff, and Grotto will be closed for the time period of this operation.

Due to the danger imposed by these activities, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres is strongly advising the general public, especially fishermen, commercial pilots, and marine tour operators, to stay away from these areas during the time and dates indicated.

The cooperation and understanding of the general public is greatly appreciated. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the CNMI Emergency Operation Center- State Warning Point at telephone number (670)237-8000, VHF MARINE CHNL 16, and HF Single Side Band Radio on 5.205.0 for this advisory. (PR)

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