Six tugs were needed to re-float the Hong Kong-flagged container vessel which ran aground after a pilot had guided it outside the outer anchorage.
It is not known what cased the ship to ground but it was freed by midnight and is believed to have been cleared to continue its journey to Mumbai.
There are 21 crew members onboard but there are no reports of injuries or damage to the vessel. It was loaded with 1,777 containers.
The 2005-built New Delhi Express is classed by Lloyd’s Register and has P&I cover with the UK Club.