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...]

A Look Inside the Ship and Systems Tasked with Destroying Syria’s Chemical Weapons – PHOTOS

The U.S. Department of Defense has confirmed that the M/V Cape Ray (T-AKR 9679) was deployed from Portsmouth, Virginia on Monday for its mission to the Mediterranean Sea where it will be used to destroy Syrian chemical weapons at sea. M/V Cape Ray, which is part of the Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration Ready Reserve Force (RRF) program, is the primary … [Read more...]