Norwegian Cargo Ship Departs with Chemicals

Sunday, 08 June 2014

The Norwegian vessel Taiko, which is participating in the multinational maritime operation to remove chemicals from Syria, departed today for Finland and the United States to deliver its cargo of chemicals for destruction in those countries.

This is in accordance with the schedule of the Taiko, which was notified to the OPCW at an earlier stage. The Danish ship Ark Futura will take over the remaining 8 percent of chemicals for transportation to their destination.

“I commend Norway and Denmark for their vital support for the maritime operation," said the OPCW Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü. "We remain focused on removing the last consignment of chemicals from Syrian territory and urge the Syrian authorities to complete the removal as soon as possible."


Categories: OPCW and the UN, Syria

For further information, please contact OPCW Public Affairs. +31 (0) 70 416 3242, public.affairs@opcw.org | ORGANISATION FOR THE PROHIBITION OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS, Johan de Wittlaan 32, 2517 JR The Hague, The Netherlands

Follow OPCW on Facebook and Twitter.

More news

Scientific Advisory Board Reviews the Science of Medical Response to Toxic Chemical Exposure

The science behind treatment and response to chemical agent exposure was the focus of a workshop convened by the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ (OPCW), held at the...29 September 2016Full story

OPCW Examining NGO Report on Allegations of Chemical Weapons Use in Sudan

In response to questions regarding the Amnesty International report, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is aware that Amnesty International issued the report, “Scorched Earth, Poisoned Air: Sudanese...29 September 2016Full story

H.E. Mr. Luis Raúl Estévez López (Guatemala)

H.E. Mr. Luis Raúl Estévez López, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Guatemala to the OPCW, presented his credentials to the Director-General on 21 September 2016.21 September 2016Full story

H.E. Mr. Krassimir Kostov (Bulgaria)

H.E. Mr. Krassimir Kostov, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Bulgaria to the OPCW, presented his credentials to the Director-General on 21 September 2016.21 September 2016Full story

H.E. Ms. Brîndușa Predescu (Romania)

H.E. Ms. Brîndușa Predescu of Romania presented her credentials to the Director-General on 16 September 2016.16 September 2016Full story

H.E. Mr. Dimitrios Chronopoulos (Greece)

H.E. Mr. Dimitrios Chronopoulos, Permanent Representative of the Hellenic Republic to the OPCW, presented his credentials to the Director-General on 16 September 2016.16 September 2016Full story

OPCW Contributes to Charting New Horizons of Green Chemistry

“To turn war chemistry into green chemistry we need to find alternatives to toxic chemicals used in industry production processes,” said Xiaohui Wu, Head of International Cooperation Branch of the Organisation for the Prohibition...16 September 2016Full story

OPCW Opens its Doors to Public and Media for Annual International Open Day

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will be opening its doors to the general public and media on Sunday, 25 September 2016 between 11.00 and 17.00, as part of the International Open Day organised by...16 September 2016Full story

Professionals from Africa Study Industrial Chemical Safety and Security Management

Chemistry professionals from across Africa are better equipped to implement the industry-related provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) after participating in a workshop on industrial chemical safety and security...15 September 2016Full story

H.E. Dr. Kaire Mbuende (Namibia)

H.E. Dr Kaire Mbuende, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Namibia to the OPCW, presented his credentials to the Director-General on 14 September 2016.14 September 2016Full story

Displaying 1 to 10 of 1675
<< First < Previous 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Next > Last >>