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Cape Ray

A team of specialists aboard the ship MV Cape Ray completed its mission of destroying chemical materials from Syria in an unspecified location in the Mediterranean. It was the first time the United States neutralized chemical materials at sea.

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DoD Mobile Chemical-agent Destruction System Wins U.K. Award

A United Kingdom organization has given an innovation award to the Defense Department team responsible for developing and operating the field-deployable hydrolysis systems used aboard the U.S. ship MV Cape Ray this year to destroy tons of Syrian chemical materials. Story

Hagel Congratulates Cape Ray for Syria Mission

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel congratulated the crew of the MV Cape Ray for completing the neutralization of Syrian chemical weapons. Story

Cape Ray Crew Destroys 75 Percent of Materials

More than 70 percent of the chemical weapons materials taken out of Syria have now been destroyed aboard the U.S. ship MV Cape Ray. Story

DoD: Progress Made in Neutralizing Materials

A Pentagon spokesman said teams aboard the U.S. ship MV Cape Ray are making more progress in neutralizing materials from Syria's declared chemical stockpile. Story

Cape Ray Continues Neutralizing Chemical Materials

Teams aboard the U.S. ship MV Cape Ray continue to neutralize materials from Syria's declared chemical stockpile, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters. Story

Cape Ray Begins Neutralizing Chemical Materials

Teams aboard the MV Cape Ray have begun neutralizing Syrian chemical materials, a Pentagon spokesman said. Story

Transfer of Syrian Chemicals to Cape Ray Complete

The transfer of Syrian chemicals from the Danish ship Ark Futura to the Motor Vessel Cape Ray has been completed, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Adm. John Kirby said in a statement. Story

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