The container ship M/V Cape Ray has arrived at Rota, Spain, for a port visit while en route to aid in removal of Syrian chemical materials, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said.
The vessel -- part of the Transportation Department Maritime Administration's Ready Reserve Force program -- left Portsmouth, Va., Jan. 27. Hundreds of government and contract personnel worked for several months to prepare the vessel to neutralize Syrian chemical materials and precursors using hydrolysis technology. Story
The container ship M/V Cape Ray and its crew deployed from Portsmouth, Va., with a message of encouragement from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Story
The container ship M/V Cape Ray left Portsmouth, Va., Jan. 10, to conduct its final sea trials in preparation for its upcoming mission to destroy Syrian chemical weapons. Story
Some 64 specialists from the Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center 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. Story
The Defense Department has offered a technical solution for removing the worst chemical weapons from Syria, and is readying the capability for early January if the OPCW accepts, senior defense officials said. Story