A cruise ship impounded in Greenock over "serious deficiencies" has docked at Hunterston.

The Ocean Atlantic was detained by officials from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency after its team boarded the ship for safety checks. 

The vessel was impounded at Greenock's Ocean Terminal on Sunday over what the MCA said was safety breaches. 

The ship, operated by Albatros Expeditions, was due to cruise around several Scottish islands but the voyage was cancelled. 

Earlier tonight, the vessel sailed from Greenock and is currently docked at Hunterston

The ship's next advertised voyage is an 11-day cruise from Aberdeen to islands in the Arctic on May 29.

A spokesman for the MCA said: "The MCA's survey and inspection team inspected the vessel Ocean Atlantic (IMO number 8325432) on 22 May under the Paris MOU Port State Control regulations and the vessel has been detained.

"It was detained as a result of deficiencies covering a variety of international convention requirements including, but not limited to, maintenance of fire-fighting equipment, crew familiarisation with drills, load line requirements, pollution prevention requirements, and Maritime Labour Convention requirements.

"MCA inspectors will reinspect when invited to do so by the company, and when the vessel is ready to demonstrate compliance with the requirements."