Nfld. & Labrador

Derelict cruise ship again under tow

The derelict cruise ship Lyubov Orlova is now being towed by an offshore supply vessel, days after it broke free from a tow outside St. John's.

Lyubov Orlova broke free from tow last week; ship was an eyesore in St. John's harbour

The Lyubov Orlova was towed out of St. John's Harbour on Jan. 23. (Zach Goudie/CBC)

The Lyubov Orlova is once again under tow - this time - by the offshore supply vessel the Atlantic Hawk.

The Hawk latched onto the former Russian cruise ship Wednesday around 6:15 p.m.

It was successful in pulling the vessel away from offshore oil installations.

The Hawk and the Orlova are heading north, and are approximately 90 kilometres north of the Sea Rose platform.

Husky Energy operates the Atlantic Hawk. A spokeperson from the company said they will continue towing the Orlova until Transport Canada makes a decision about the vessel's final destination.

Husky said it isn't clear at this point, who will be footing the bill for the operation.