MV Miner salvage announcement coming Friday

The province is set to announce tomorrow which company will be hired to remove the MV Miner, the 12,000-tonne ship that ran aground in 2011 off Scatarie Island, Cape Breton.

Province to announce which company will remove Cape Breton wreck

The MV Miner ran aground off Scatarie Island, N.S., in 2011.

The Nova Scotia government is set to announce tomorrow which company will be hired to remove the MV Miner, the 12,000-tonne ship that ran aground in 2011 off Scatarie Island in Cape Breton.

The island is a protected wilderness area and fishermen and nearby residents have been pushing for the 223-metre freighter to be removed.

Last month contractors interested in bidding on the project were taken for a tour of the site by helicopter.

Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan is set to announce in Main-à-Dieu on Friday which company will do the salvage work.