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US unveils ship to destroy Syria's chemicals

The MV Cape Ray has been installed with special machinery to destroy Syria's chemical weapons.

Last updated: 03 Jan 2014 03:42
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With special machinery installed in the hold of the American cargo ship, the MV Cape Ray is ready to embark on its mission to destroy Syria's lethal chemical agents at sea.

At a shipyard in Virginia, the 650-foot (197.5-metre) ship from the Maritime Administration's reserve fleet has been outfitted with two portable hydrolysis systems designed to neutralise the chemicals in Syria's arsenal.

Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports from Portsmouth, Virginia.

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