MORE work is being done to Greenock's iconic Titan Crane.

Contractors are carrying out maintenance on the famous 150-foot high shipbuilding structure.

Health and safety work started in the spring but came to a halt due to the start of the busy summer boating season at James Watt Dock Marina.

Harbour bosses use the berth next to the crane for lifting yachts into the water, which meant the maintenance project had to be put on hold until later in the year.

Work has resumed while there is a gap in the calendar before autumn, when vessels are lifted back out again.

The second phase of the crane project is expected to last for another couple of weeks.

It's understood stairs are being replaced and other remedial work is being carried out.

Checks are also taking place to what other work is necessary to help preserve the famous 101-year-old landmark.

Crane owners Peel Ports declined to comment when asked for a response.

The Grade A-listed cantilever was built by Sir William Arrol & Co at James Watt Dock in 1917 and is one of only four left in Scotland.

There were 40 in total designed by the company and sent all over the world.

Local activists have been calling for the Greenock crane to be given a new lease of life for several years, particularly following the success of the redeveloped Titan in Clydebank.

It is now a major attraction featuring a visitor centre, giant swing and bungee jump.