The Dutch-registered container ship - Encounter - ran aground just off Greenock Esplanade after coming out of the Ocean Terminal at about 18:24.
The 7,500 tonne vessel was re-floated with the aid of Svitzer tugs, and towed back to the terminal by at around 20:30 tonight.
Encounter Aground - Off Greenock Esplanade
Encounter Aground - Off Greenock Esplanade - Tugs Assisting to Refloat
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