Syria Chemical Weapons Removal: Denmark, Norway, Prepare Ships

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Norway and Denmark are providing one cargo ship and one warship each to pick up Syria's most dangerous chemical weapons, report Associated Press (AP).

Citing Danish Navy Spokesman Mikael Anker Jensen Bil, AP report that the Danish contribution consists of the Ark Futura, a privately-owned container ship, and the frigate HDMS Esbern Snare. Norway is sending frigate HNOMS Helge Ingstad and a transport vessel that has yet to be identified.

The Scandinavian flotilla is supposed to carry the chemicals from Syria to a yet-to-be determined port where they would be transferred to a U.S. ship for destruction at sea, according to plans by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Source: AP
 

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