UPDATE (12.32pm): A container ship is afloat again and in tow after it struck rocks on Mount Maunganui at about 10.35am.
The 133m ship, Schelde Trader, ran aground between North West Rock and North Rock after losing power when departing the Port of Tauranga.
Port of Tauranga tugs and pilot boat move Schelde Trader out to anchor after being on the rocks for about 20 minutes.
Scheelde Trader at Mount Maunganui this morning.
Two tugs headed to the vessel and refloated it.
It was towed away from the harbour entrance and is at anchor.
Port of Tauranga commercial manager Graeme Marshall says no oil has leaked from the vessel.
He says it will be brought back into the harbour for an inspection once it is deemed safe to move it.
Image: Google Earth
The vessel loaded fuel and containers at the port ahead of its scheduled voyage to Noumea.
This grounding comes 24 days after the Rena ran aground on Astrolabe Reef about 25km off the coast from Tauranga.
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