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.