Operation Recsyr

Contributing to a global task force who are working together to remove chemical weapons from Syria.

Operation Recsyr marks the culmination of the diplomatic efforts to eliminate chemical weapons from the Syrian Regime and the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2118, which calls for the expeditious destruction of the Syrian chemical weapons programme.

The maritime Task Group works within the framework of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons United Nations Joint Mission (OPCW-UN).  The OPCW-UN is mandated to oversee the timely elimination of the chemical weapons programme of the Syrian Regime in the safest and most secure manner possible whilst the Syrian Regime retains responsibility for organising the ground movement of the chemicals to the Syrian port of Latakia for loading onto the two merchant vessels for onwards destruction.