SV polar bear was over heard calling for assistance after grounding on the Bramble Bank on Ch16.

SR1 proceeded to scene, Once on scene the casualty was observed and seemed to be almost afloat.

Decision was made to standby as flood tide and SWly wind would free vessel from its position SE of Bramble Bank. Main sail was flying and sheeted in.

Casualty vessel slowly made progress and was able to sail free of the bank.

Once casualty was clear of the bank a crew member was put on board for welfare check and to check integrity of the vessels keel bolts and crew welfare.

Keel bolts looked in order and no signs of water ingress.

Skipper happy to continue with passage to Hamble.

SCG updated and SR1 released from incident.


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