The process of removing and recycling the Viki Lyne II, an abandoned vessel that the federal government towed into Ladysmith Harbour in 2012, has now begun.
The Viki Lyne II has 13,000 litres of oil and solvents onboard.
The Federal Government has started the tender process and is accepting bids for the contract to deconstruct the vessel.

Sheila Malcolmson, MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith says this is a win for the region and it also highlights the need for a comprehensive coast-wide abandoned vessel solution so we can move beyond boat-by-boat emergency measures.