Newscast Media PORTSMOUTH, Virginia—Some 64 U.S. Army specialists are expected
to depart for the Mediterranean in about two weeks aboard an American-owned ship,
the Cape Ray, to destroy chemical weapons from Syria.
The nearly 200-meter-long ship, now in Portsmouth, will travel to a yet-to-be
specified location in the Mediterranean, where it will take on about 700 metric tons of
both mustard gas and “DF compound,” a component of the chemical weapon sarin
gas. Specialists will use two new, recently installed “field-deployable hydrolysis
systems” to neutralize the chemicals.
It’s expected the weapons destruction will take about 90 days. CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>