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A team of specialists aboard the ship MV Cape Ray have the mission of destroying chemical materials from Syria in an unspecified location in the Mediterranean. It is the first time the United States will neutralize chemical materials at sea.

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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

Cape Ray in Italy to Receive Syrian Chemicals

The MV Cape Ray docked in the southern Italian port of Gioia Tauro and will begin transferring Syrian chemical agents and precursor materials soon, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters. Story

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