Abandoned cargo ship grounded on Montreal’s South Shore to be dismantled, at last

The federal government has laid out its plans to eventually dismantle Kathryn Spirit, a cargo ship abandoned on Montreal’s South Shore since 2011.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau said Thursday a local construction company will begin work in December to build a protective embankment around the ship in order to prevent a spill and isolate it from the marine environment.

Plans and funding for the next phases, including dismantlement and removal of the vessel, are currently being finalized. Work is expected to begin in spring 2017, Garneau said in a statement.

Published November 10, 2016

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