Cape Ray Prepares for Mission to Destroy Chemical Materials From Syria

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, speaks to reporters to discuss the container ship M/V Cape Ray's upcoming mission to destroy chemical materials from Syria as Kendall visits the ship in Portsmouth, Va., Jan. 2, 2014, The Cape Ray will transport 64 specialists, assigned to the Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to neutralize the materials using special equipment. DOD photo by C. Todd Lopez
  • Two Field Deployable Hydrolysis Systems that will be used by Army specialists to destroy chemical materials from Syria sit in a tent aboard the container ship M/V Cape Ray at port in Portsmouth, Va., Jan. 2, 2014. Each $5 million system can process between five to 25 metric tons of material daily; the mission requires disposal of 700 metric tons of material.  DOD photo by C. Todd Lopez
  • The container ship M/V Cape Ray is being equipped with two Field Deployable Hydrolysis Systems while in port at Portsmouth, Va., Jan. 2, 2014. The Cape Ray is headed to the Mediterranean to take part in a joint mission to destroy chemical materials from Syria. DOD photo by C. Todd Lopez
  • Rob Malone, an environmental engineer assigned to the Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., discusses the container ship M/V Cape Ray's upcoming mission to destroy chemical materials during a news conference in Portsmouth, Va., Jan. 2, 2014. Malone is joined by Rick Jordan, center, captain of the Cape Ray and Adam Baker, a chemical engineer at the Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center. DOD photo by C. Todd Lopez
  • Scientists will use field-deployable hydrolysis systems, installed aboard the container ship M/V Cape Ray in Portsmouth, Va., Jan. 2, 2014, to neutralize chemical materials from Syria.  DOD photo by C. Todd Lopez
  • Scientists will use the tanks installed aboard the container ship M/V Cape Ray in Portsmouth, Va., Jan. 2, 2014, to help neutralize chemical materials from Syria. DOD photo by C. Todd Lopez