Tanker freed off Cape Breton

A tanker that ran aground off the coast of Cape Breton last weekend has finally been freed.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans said Sunday the Arca 1 is off the shore and was being towed to Sydney Harbour.

An earlier attempt to free the tanker was scuttled due to weather conditions.

The tanker ran aground last Sunday after an engine failure.

The six crew members aboard the 53-metre vessel were airlifted to safety.

The tanker is empty except for its own engine fuel.