Run Aground Cargo Ship Off Margate Coast Resumes Journey.

A cargo vessel carrying broken glass has been refloated after it ran aground off the Kent coast.

The 75-metre Islay Trader became stuck near Margate Harbour about 30m (98ft) from shore shortly after 03:00 BST.

It was just a few feet away from the Antony Gormley sculpture, in front of the Turner Contemporary gallery.

It was towed from the sea bed with the assistance of a tug 12 hours later, and is now planning to continue its journey to Antwerp, in Belgium.

A coastguard spokeswoman said the fuel tanks had not been damaged.

The six crew remained on board throughout the rescue operation.

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