Porthdinllaen Lifeboat

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14th August 2016

At 10.55am Holyhead Coastguard requested that Porthdinllaen RNLI lifeboat should launch to assist a broken down pleasure craft.

The 20ft Bayliner type craft, called the Blue Moon, had two people on board and had suffered mechanical failure approximately 10 miles North of Porthdinllaen Point.
 
The Blue Moon, which had set off earlier in the morning from Portdinorwig for a leisurely fishing trip, had suffered a drive coupling failure on their inboard engine which was not repairable at sea. Weather conditions were sunny with calm seas and only a slight breeze.
 
Upon arrival, the volunteer lifeboat crew from Porthdinllaen passed over a tow line to the Blue Moon and upon arrival at Porthdinllaen Bay, the boat was placed on a safe mooring.
 
The lifeboat then returned to the boathouse and was refuelled and ready for service at 12.45pm.
 
Ken Fitzpatrick, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Porthdinllaen RNLI, said: 'The Blue Moon suffered an unavoidable breakdown due to the failure of the engine drive coupling and the only option was to request a tow back to Porthdinllaen.'

31st December 2005
At 15:12hrs  the Station Boarding Boat was launched to assist a kite surfer who had ditched into the sea off Nefyn point.  After locating the kite there was no sight of the occupant therefore HMCG informed the the boathouse to launch "Hetty Rampton",  after launching the lifeboat kite surfer contacte HMCG to report that he was safely ashore.  Both lifeboats returned to station at 15:45 hrs - Happy New Year to all our readers from the crew of the Porthdinllaen Lifeboat

10th December 2005
At 19:05hrs the Hetty Rampton launched to a report of a fishing vessel sinking off Caernarfon Bar.  The lifeboat was joined by Trearddur Bay lifeboat and a rescue helicopter from RAF Valley. Whilst on the scene, the lifeboat had to use their salvage pump to empty the volume of  water which the casualty had taken onboard while the 2 occupants were lifted to Bangor hospital suffering from hypothermia.  Porthdinllaen lifeboat then started the long journey home, towing the fishing vessel and arriving in Porthdinllaen at 23:45hrs. 
A sad end but the crew were safely rescued.
26th September 2005
At 11:40hrs Hetty Rampton was launched after a report that a yacht had sunk in heavy seas off Trefor. Upon arriving on scene the lifeboat made a through search of the area and was joined by Helicopter Rescue 122 from RAF Valley but nothing was found. While still searching the area the lifeboat picked up an echo on the radar and asked Rescue 122 to investigate. Fortunately for all, the yacht was found safe in Caernarfon bar. The  lifeboat returned to station at 14:00hrs.

20th August 2005

Boy James
Hetty Rampton was launched at 19:50hrs after a report that a fishing boat Boy James had broken down off Dinas Dinlle. The lifeboat arrived on scene within 30 minutes and then towed the vessel to Caernarfon. The lifeboat returned to station just before 23:00 and the crew made it for last orders at the annual beach barbeque and party with Llanberis band, Cajun Denbo, at Ty Coch.  Everyone who attended had thoroughly enjoyed the night except the crew! The crew that night did manage last orders at the bar and were given a bottle by the webmaster that he had won in the raffle as a nightcap !!! Cheers !!
17th August 2005
At 18:05hrs the lifeboat launched after a report of that two children were swept out to sea off Porth Iago in a small dinghy, They  were lucky that a passing boat picked them up and therefore lifeboat assistancewas not needed. The lifeboat returned to station at 18:30hrs.

7th August 2005

At 11:20 the  Hetty Rampton launched after a Mayday call that a 20ft fishing boat had broken down and was taking in water off Trefor.  Having arrived on scene, the boat was towed to Trefor with the lifeboat returning to station at13:00
Later that day, whilst out on exercise during the annual open day, HMCG asked the lifeboat to assist four men fishing off Dinas Dinlle. The  lifeboat arrived on scene within 20minutes. The lifeboat then returned to station at 16:20hrs. While the lifeboat was answering the call at Dinas Dinlle the Station's boarding boat was asked to assist a small dinghy who had a fouled propeller off Porthdinllaen point. Altogether, a very busy day for the Porthdinllaen lifeboat !

3rd August 2005
At 13:30 Hetty Rampton launched after HMCG received a 999 call saying that three persons had been swept out to sea off Porthdinllaen beach in a very small dinghy. The lifeboat arrived on scene within five minutes.  After recovering the casualty, the lifeboat returned to station shortly after 14:00hrs with the occupants on board.



30th July 2005
At 23:40hrs  the lifeboat launched as a result a report that a red flare had been fired in the vicinity Porth Ysgaden.  After searching the area, nothing was found, it was assumed that it had been fired from ashore. The lifeboat returning to station at 01:30hrs



27th July 2005
At 13:40 Hetty Rampton was launched after a report that two children had capzised in their small dinghy and had been swept out to sea off Dinas Dinlle. Shortly after launching, the childeren were rescued by another boat and taken ashore then there was no need for lifeboat assistance, the lifeboat returning to station shortly before 14:00

26th July 2005
At 15:30hrs  the crew were summoned on their pagers to launch the lifeboat,  but, as they raced down to the station, HMCG had informed the boathouse that the casualty was safely ashore at Morfa Nefyn beach so there was no need for any assistant by the lifeboat.

7th July 2005
HMCG received a 999 call from a member of the public saying that a light aircraft had ditched into the sea at Dinas Dinlle.  The Hetty Rampton was launched at 11:30hrs  together with the Lifeboat from Trearddur Bay.  After both lifeboats searched the area, nothing was found, it turned out to be a false alarm, the lifeboat returning to station at 13:45hrs

1st July 2005
At 16:10hrs  the Lifeboat was launched after a report that a small craft had broken down in Caernarfon Bar. The Lifeboat arrived on scene within the hour and after attaching a tow line they towed the craft to Trefor. The Lifeboat returned to station at 19:00hrs.

26th June 2005
At 19:23hrs Hetty Rampton was launched after HMCG received a mayday call off Whistling Sands that a yacht was sinking.  After arriving on scene there was nothing to be found so the lifeboat searched the area for 2hrs, again nothing was found, HMCG then called off the search with the lifeboat returning to station at 21:45hrs.  The call unfortunately turned out to be a false alarm

9th June 2005
At 20:20 the lifeboat launched after a Mayday call from a fishing vessel reported to be sinking off Bardsey. Before the lifeboat reached the vessel,  helicopter rescue 122,  from RAF Valley had picked up the crew of 4,  therefore the lifeboat could only standby watching, as the vessel sadly went underneath the waves. The lifeboat returned to station at 10:30

8th June 2005
At 00:15 Hetty Rampton launched to assist a 60ft ketch yacht who had a fouled propeller 6mls north west of Bardsey after attaching a tow line, the lifeboat started the long journey home arriving back at Porthdinllaen shortly after 04:00

2nd June 2005
At 13.45 the Lifeboat launched to assist a yacht which was dragging its anchor in Porthdinllaen bay. After securing the yacht to a safe mooring, the lifeboat returned to the station, shortly after 14.00hrs.
30th May 2005
At 12.45 "Hetty Rampton" launched to assist 2 day fishing boats which had broken down one and a half miles north of Trefor pier.  The lifeboat safely towed both boats to Trefor and returned to station shortly after 2.00pm.
25th May 2005
The first "shout" of 2005!
At 17:15 the Lifeboat launched to assist a 10ft dinghy which was in difficulty off Nefyn bay. The lifeboat was on the scene within 10 minutes and returned to station shortly after 17.30hrs with the casualty on board.

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