October 8, 2020

Bridgewater, Nova Scotia – The Government of Canada is committed to removing wrecked, abandoned or hazardous vessels that pose a threat of pollution to the environment. Today, Minister Jordan announced another step toward the permanent removal of the vessel Cormorant located in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, and the threat of pollution posed by the vessel.

Following a fair and competitive bid process, a contract has been awarded to RJ MacIsaac Construction Ltd. of Antigonish, Nova Scotia for the safe dismantling and removal of the Cormorant from the Port of Bridgewater. RJ MacIsaac Construction Ltd. is a marine construction and demolition company that specializes in ship recycling and other marine contracting. The contract is valued at $1.817 million.

The Coast Guard and RJ MacIsaac Construction Ltd. will begin to mobilize personnel and equipment as quickly as possible this fall to begin the process of dismantling and removing the vessel. Project completion depends on a number of factors such as the environment and possible hazards on the vessel. More information will be provided as the project progresses.

Under the
Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act that came into effect in July, 2019, the Government is taking action on vessels that pose a threat to the marine environment and communities.

The Cormorant is currently in the care and control of the Canadian Coast Guard.

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