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epa04011329 A handout picture provided by the Norwegian Armed Forces on 07 January 2014 shows a crew member of the Norwegian frigate KNM ‘Helge Ingstad’ completing a gas safety practice onboard the vessel at an undisclosed location in the Mediterranean Sea, 30 December 2013. Norwegian and Danish soliders had been preparing for the possibility of a chemical leak during transportation. The first batch of chemical stockpile was removed from Syria and loaded onto a Danish ship, initiating the process of transferring it for destruction, the UN and Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said 07 January 2014. The ‘Helge Ingstad’ will escort the transportation of chemical weapons from Syria. EPA/LARS MAGNE HOVTUN / NORWEGIAN ARMED FORCES / HANDOUT NORWAY OUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES