Nfld. & Labrador

Weather conditions delay Orlova departure

Poor weather conditions have once again delayed the departure of a decrepit Russian cruise ship that is docked in St. John's.
The departure of the Lyubov Orlova ship, seen here on Jan. 2, has been delayed again due to poor weather conditions. (John Rieti/CBC)

Poor weather conditions have once again delayed the departure of a decrepit Russian cruise ship that is docked in St. John's.

The Lyubov Orlova has been tied up in the harbour for the past two years.

A crew was preparing the ship for its final castoff yesterday, but rough seas have pushed the departure back a few days.

The vessel will be towed to the Dominican Republic, where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap.