International participation to destruction of Syrian chemical weapons


The Cape Ray vessel made the operation while sailing in international waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The announcement was made by the OPCW  Wednesday.

The process was monitored and verified by a team of their inspectors. Remaining Syrian chemicals on the ship are about 19.8 metric tones of sulfur mustard. This substance will be neutralized in the coming weeks.

An international participation was developed linking to this important but dangerous operation. The chemicals were transported aboard a Danish ship, were being neutralized on a US vessel and the effluents will be stored at land-based facilities in and . United Nations Security Council Resolution 2118 imposed on Syria responsibilities and a timeline for the destruction of its chemical weapons and chemical weapons production facilities. .The destruction of the most dangerous chemical weapons began at sea on 7 July 2014, and is expected to take about 60 days.


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