Citation(s) from the literature library

Capie, David. 2003 ‘State Storage.’ Under the Gun: The small arms challenge in the Pacific, pp. 105-6. Wellington: Victoria University Press. 1 January

Relevant contents

The VMF holds its weapons in two armouries: one at Cook Barracks in Port Vila, and the other one in Luganville.

While the security at the Cook Barrack facility was better than reported, the storage aboard the Vanuatu Police Force patrol boat, RVS Tukoro, was disturbing.

Poorly secured 'fridge-like' safes, locked by single padlocks meant that any would-be rebel taking control of this vessel would capture almost all the military ammunition in the country.

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