Since October 26 the brig La Grace has been laying foundered on El Cable beach in Marbella.
As the weather roughened, things were looking pretty grim for her. After taking a beating from the pounding waves, the weather layed down and help finally appeared.
Working together with divers and balloons, a dredger managed to dig a channel and dragging her free. Apparently her hull is not damaged and after pumping out all the water she is now on the right keel and afloat by herself!
Very good news, indeed! Hopefully this beautiful lady is not too much damaged from the unfortunate and sad event and can be fully restored to her previous pride.
Best of luck!
Gracias to Foro Naval for the pictures.
Sadly the brig La Grace still lays foundered on El Cable beach in Marbella (4.8711519 ° W, 36.5072692 ° N) (see post below) while her condition is getting worse everyday.
The good news is that the salvage operation now seems to be underway. The owners seem to have come to terms, somewhat, with the insurance company and a dredging company has been found that will try to carry out the task of putting her back afloat, before she is broken up by the pounding waves.
Let’s hope that will happen as soon as possible and that it will go smooth. Hopefully La Grace is not too much damaged. As far as I can understand, the insurance company will pay for the repair of the damages, but not the salvage – so help is still needed.
The plan seems to be to take her to the port of Algeciras, where she will be hauled out for repairs.
Main thing is that she is afloat before any major damage happens, then the financial problems and legal aspects can be solved, I hope.