The MV Spudnik was a former 1945 US Navy Vessel which served during the Korean War. It was repurposed for civilian use and sent to Canada. The vessel sat abandoned in British Columbian waters for many years until a recent assessment of the vessel determined that there were imminent risks of pollution threat, hull corrosion, possible sinking and fire risk.
West Coast Cutting & Coring Group Ltd. was contracted to safely dismantle the vessel using diamond wire sawing techniques. The 195 foot long and 35 foot wide steel vessel was saw cut into several pieces to allow the Arctic Tuk, a 600 Ton Barge Crane, to lift the pieces onto dry land for recycling.