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Syrian chemical weapons can be destroyed on a US dry cargo ship using a system that will be used for the first time

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Syrian chemical weapons can be destroyed on a US dry cargo ship using a system that will be used for the first time

Syrian Chemical weapon can be destroyed in the international waters of the Mediterranean aboard the 700-foot (213-meter) dry cargo vessel Cape Ray, owned by the US Department of Transportation, an unnamed representative of the US administration told AP. At the same time, US warships will patrol the waters near the ship.


According to the plan, which is still to be approved, two mobile field hydrolytic systems (Field Deployable Hydrolysis System) will be placed on the bulk carrier to neutralize chemical materials so that they cannot be used for military purposes. The unit, developed by the Pentagon, is a titanium reactor, in which at high temperatures hazardous components are mixed with water and other chemical materials.

The system has not yet been used in a real operation, the agency said.

If the plan is approved, it will take some time to modify the Cape Ray cargo ship for this task and conduct a training session to make sure that the process can be successfully carried out at sea. As soon as everything is ready, the ship will be handed over to the control of the Shipping Command, which is responsible for organizing shipping by sea in the interests of the United States Armed Forces. On board will be with a civilian team.

The US National Security Council at the White House states that so far no decisions have been taken on this matter. However, they hope that they will not begin to drag out with him and that the process of weapons disposal will begin by the end of the year.

The question also remains as to how the Syrian chemical arsenal will be delivered to the cargo ship. In the US, they hope that some other country will provide its ship for transportation.

The project to destroy chemical weapons in international waters was born to Americans after the countries they had hoped for refused to accept it on their territory. Liquidation is carried out within the framework of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) plan, according to which all chemical arsenals of Syria must be destroyed before 30 June 2014 of the year.

Successful destruction of equipment at all 23 chemical facilities that were declared by Damascus, the OPCW announced October 31.

Recall that the process of ridding Syria of chemical weapons was launched in the framework of the Russian-American agreement, designed to deflect the US strike on this country.
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  1. avant-garde
    avant-garde 28 November 2013 11: 51
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    In the USA, they hope that some other country will provide its ship for transportation.- Aides from a cup with a spoon ...
  2. Stiletto
    Stiletto 28 November 2013 11: 59
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    No need for a dry cargo ship! It is necessary on the new state aircraft carrier! Ideally, with him. So, you look, and disarmament will come out on an equal footing laughing
  3. f8266
    f8266 28 November 2013 11: 59
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    Americans want to appropriate this weapon and show people hocus-pocus about the destruction? winked
  4. Andrew-88
    Andrew-88 28 November 2013 12: 39
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    It seems to me that one predictor said that Europe could be devastated after the use of chemical weapons. Type there will be almost no people, and those who remain will be with ulcers on the skin .. something like that.
    But is it possible that by chance, well, for example, Somali pirates :) will capture this ship with all the arsenal of chemical. weapons and blow it up. Or it will make the ubiquitous Al Qaeda !!! Well ... or suddenly the technical recycling process goes wrong ...
    And this is a chemical cloud. weapons warm winds blowing from the African continent will be transferred to Europe ???
    1. MolGro
      MolGro 28 November 2013 12: 53
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      yes no, rather, local Arabs multiply in Europe so that they can only poison them with chemical weapons.
      And chemical weapons at sea are not so dangerous)
      1. atalef
        atalef 28 November 2013 21: 47
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        Quote: MolGro
        And chemical weapons at sea are not so dangerous)

        Actually, I wrote a month ago. that no country wants to dispose of it on its territory, therefore it will most likely be flooded (it is allowed by the disposal rules at a depth of over 230 meters - in my opinion) It turned out to be just burnt out, but it’s all the same to the sea to dispose of it in Syria is absurd, and taking out 1000 tons is a matter of the week
  5. Sergey Medvedev
    Sergey Medvedev 28 November 2013 17: 46
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    But not bad! Do not bring this chemical weapon to us, as Shoigu suggested. Let the Yankees destroy, away from Russia.
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 28 November 2013 21: 15
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    The USA itself does not use such technology! A bulk carrier because all the resulting reagents will go overboard!
    The Syrians themselves are on a drum, and their ecology is the main thing to destroy chemical weapons. Although this is also a problem. Converting a chemical fertilizer-producing plant into a chemical-producing weapon is not a problem at all. It's not a nuclear bomb, you can't blind it from a pressure cooker.
    1. atalef
      atalef 28 November 2013 21: 48
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      Quote: APASUS
      The USA itself does not use such technology! A bulk carrier because all the resulting reagents will go overboard!
      The Syrians themselves are on a drum, and their ecology is the main thing to destroy chemical weapons

      generally ge only Syria is nearby. therefore destroyed without harming the environment.
  7. alone
    alone 28 November 2013 21: 43
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    a logical decision, who needs to destroy other people's chemical weapons on their territory?