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Marine Recycling Corp. of Ontario won tender to scrap decommissioned ferry

Marine Recycling Corp. of Ontario won tender to scrap decommissioned ferry

14 July 2017 - 14:00 - Update: 16 July 2017 - 22:59


The Marine Recycling Corp. of Ontario has won a $2.6-million federal tender to scrap the "Princess of Acadia" which has been tied up at a wharf in Sydport Industrial Park, Sydney Harbour, awaiting demolition. The work may be done in Sydney too. She was taken out of service two years ago and replaced by a modern vessel on the Digby-St. John route. Earlier this year, the federal government moved the ferry to a private dock across from the downtown cruise ship terminal, and issued a request for proposals to scrap it. The tender called on the successful bidder to scrap the ship and dispose of or recycle the materials, and to dispose of any hazardous remains. The work is to be completed by June 30, 2018. Marine Recycling won the tender with a bid of $2,662,783. The company, located in Port Colborne on Lake Erie, has run Help Wanted ads online, seeking health and safety workers and security guards for an unspecified number of jobs in Sydney. 

Source: VesselTracker.Com
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