US Cargo Ship Being Outfitted to Destroy Chemical Weapons in Syria

Differen kind of boat diplomacy


A 648-foot government cargo ship with a labyrinth of tubes and valves in its hold should sail within two weeks to destroy some of Syria's chemical weapons.

The cavernous cargo hold of the MV Cape Ray was opened for media tours Thursday along the Elizabeth River in Portsmouth. The Defense Department displayed the two massive treatment units that will neutralize 700 tons of chemical weapons, including mustard gas and Sarin, a form of nerve gas.