HMS Montrose to Help Dispose Syrian Chemical Stocks

first_img View post tag: Defence View post tag: Help January 24, 2014 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: Syrian View post tag: UK View post tag: Chemical View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Montrose to Help Dispose Syrian Chemical Stocks The Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose is going to join Danish, Norwegian, Russian and Chinese warships in the eastern Mediterranean within the framework of the international operation to remove chemical weapons from Syria.center_img HMS Montrose to Help Dispose Syrian Chemical Stocks View post tag: Montrose View post tag: HMS HMS MONTROSE AT SEA View post tag: Naval View post tag: Stocks View post tag: Dispose The frigate will provide maritime force protection to the Danish and Norwegian merchant vessels that will transport industrial-grade chemicals out of Syria for destruction.Commander James Parkin, the commanding officer of HMS Montrose, said:“My ship’s company are well-trained, well-motivated and well-equipped; all of us are looking forward to working for our Danish operational commander and alongside other allies in assisting the United Nations in their efforts to remove chemicals from Syria.”The operation has already started at the beginning of January, with the first materials transported to the port of Latakia, from where they were loaded onto a Danish commercial vessel, Aljazeera cited the UN and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) as saying on January 7.Up to 700 tons of chemical agents will be loaded onto U.S. Maritime Administration’s cargo ship MV Cape Ray in waters off Italy, after which the cargo ship will head out to an undisclosed location in the Mediterranean to start neutralizing the chemical agents. The task is said to last 45 to 90 days, depending on weather conditions.MV Cape Ray returned last week from final sea trials conducted in preparation for its upcoming mission to destroy Syrian chemical weapons.During the sea trials, the crew and the Field-Deployable Hydrolysis System operators evaluated the ship and the system at various sea states, Pentagon Spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 24, 2014; Image: UK Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Mob sets fire to tourist spot in East Java for alleged ‘sinful activities’

first_imgHe further claimed that activities in Bukit Bintang had also disturbed the learning process in a nearby Islamic boarding school.Pamekasan Satpol PP’s regional regulation enforcement division head Yusuf Wibiseno said the business practices conducted in Bukit Bintang were different from the one written on its permit, which stipulated that the place operated as a food stall.”The permit and the business practice in the field are different,” he said as quoted by police chief Sri Sugiharto said the police had previously tried to bridge the communication between locals who opposed the business and the Bukit Bintang owner, Mustofa, to solve the issue.”We had held a meeting attended by the owner, locals, stakeholders and personnel from the police and military. We had advised the owner to temporary close the establishment, but he refused,” Sugiharto said. (nal)Topics : The fire quickly spread to other huts, despite efforts by some people in the area to put out the blaze.Police and military personnel as well as members of the Pamekasan Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) also failed to extinguish the fire.In’am Kholil, the coordinator of the protest, said the tourist establishment had caused unrest among the locals for allegedly being a popular spot for “sinful activities”.”Being a tourist spot is only a façade. In reality many locals reported [Bukit Bintang] as a location for sinful activities,” In’am said without specifying details on the activities. Hundreds of people staged a protest and destroyed facilities at a tourist spot called Bukit Bintang (hill of stars) in Larangan Badung village, Pamekasan regency on Madura Island, East Java, on Monday.The mob demanded the tourist spot be shut down, alleging the place to be a location for “sinful activities”.The protest soon turned violent as some people started to damage facilities in the area, including fences and shelter for visitors, with several protesters burning down a hut in the area.last_img read more