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An escort ship, left, pulls alongside the container ship MV Cape Ray in the Mediterranean Sea July 5, 2014, before the Cape Ray begins operations to neutralize specific chemical materials from Syria in accordance with guidelines of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for operations in international waters. The escort ship was part of an international task force assigned to protect the Cape Ray. The U.S. government-owned Cape Ray was modified and deployed to the eastern Mediterranean Sea to dispose of Syrian chemical agents in accordance with terms Syria agreed to in late 2013.