At approximately 2:00 p.m. FRIDAY, June 3, 2016, the Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel responded to a request from the Honolulu Police Department Bomb Squad with regard to a projectile located in 5′ of water approximately 20 yards off shore at Makua Beach in Waianae.
EOD personnel confirmed the object was a piece of ordnance and following standard procedure and observing safety precautions, proceeded to destroy the object in place. HPD was on scene for public safety.
The projectile appears to have been in the water for a very long time as indicated by vegetation growth so specific identification of its origin would have been difficult. The evolution was concluded successfully at 5:00 p.m. that day without incident.