U.S. Ship Destroys Syrian Chemical Weapons

By David Alexander WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (Reuters) - A specially equipped U.S. ship has finished neutralizing all 600 metric tons of the most dangerous of Syria's chemical weapons components surrendered to the international community this year to avert threatened air strikes, the Pentagon said on Monday. It said the Cape Ray, equipped with the U.S.-developed Field Deployable … [Read more...]

Ships Begin Transferring Syrian Chemical Agents in Southern Italy

ROME, July 2 (Reuters) - A Danish ship carrying some of Syria's most dangerous chemical agents began transferring them on Wednesday onto an American cargo vessel equipped with special gear to neutralise them at sea, officials said. The pier-side handover in southern Italy came after a series of delays in the internationally-backed plan to destroy the Damascus government's … [Read more...]

U.S. Sees Neutralizing Syrian Chemicals at Sea Taking 90 Days

By Gopal Ratnam Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) -- The Pentagon is outfitting a Navy auxiliary ship with mobile units capable of neutralizing Syria’s poison gas and chemicals used to make nerve gas 45 to 90 days after receiving them, two U.S. defense officials said. The equipment is being installed on the MV Cape Ray, a cargo ship operated by the U.S. Maritime Administration, … [Read more...]