... while the hydrolysis process is probably taking place onboard right now!
The Greek government doesn't care about this serious matter concerning the dissolution of the Syrian chemicals in Mediterranean according to the activists who organized a boat mission* to find Cape Ray. Cape Ray is the ship where the hydrolysis process is taking place onboard.** The mission boats sailed off from Chania-Crete to find Cape Ray, but they didn't manage to locate it.
During the press conference, Vangelis Pissias, one of the organizers of the mission, criticized Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Evangelos Venizelos, stating that he doesn't know what is going on in his country and he doesn't speak with the American officials who behave like preponderant [over country's decisions].
The mayor of Sfakia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sfakia), Pavlos Polakis, stated that, according to information from the mission members, hydrolysis is taking place just 75-100 miles from Crete's shores.
The activists referred to the details of the trip and their efforts to locate and approach Cape Ray. However, they didn't manage to locate it finally, due to the bad weather conditions and because the ship changed its location. They claimed that their mission was under surveillance.
According to the activists' website (http://destruction-of-chemical-weapons.blogspot.gr/), a coast guard boat was discreetly following the boats of the mission during the first hours of sailing, while subsequently they were under surveillance by a drone and a helicopter.
There is a suspicious silence about the issue. No one is giving clear explanations and guarantees about the process of hydrolysis which for the first time is conducted onboard in Mediterranean. The absence of environmental organizations is characteristic, while the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) refers to US authorities. Why is there such a secrecy of the location of Cape Ray? Why there are no independent observers onboard to supervise the process?
The only reasonable explanation is that, in reality, there is no absolute guarantee for the safety of the process, and those who are responsible don't want witnesses in a potential accident and subsequent environmental disaster.