The province’s Natural Resources Department says in an email that Mammoet Salvage will also seal all doors and hatches to prevent anyone from getting inside.
Mammoet Salvage has already removed fuel and oil from the vessel.
The former Great Lakes freighter was being towed to
scrap when it ran aground on on Sept. 20. Scatarie
The provincial government says it will cost between $250,000 and $400,000 to do the work, and take from seven to 10 days.
The work on the extensively damaged bulk carrier is expected to begin Thursday.
The Natural Resources Department also says an oil sheen likely from the ship’s engine room was spotted on the water Monday.
estimates the sheen amounts
to about five litres of oil that will be soaked up with absorbent booms. Canada
More than 10,000 litres of oil and waste water have already been removed from the ship, which has been heavily damaged by waves since it became stuck on the island’s shore.
Post. 18 October