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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 August 2010

At 12:02hrs Hetty Rampton was launched to resume the search for the 53yr old missing kayaker (see below) along with Holyhead Lifeboat, 2 Rescue helicopter from RAF Valley and North Wales Police helicopter with local coastguard teams searching the shorelines after her empty kayak was found on the beach in Morfa Nefyn. A huge area of sea was searched by all rescue teams and at 17:15hrs news came through that a body had been recovered by helicopter 7 miles North West of Porthdinllaen all rescue teams then stood down with lifeboat returning to station at 18:20hrs

30th August 2010

At 06:26hrs Hetty Rampton launched to resume search for a missing Kayaker who had been missing from the coast of Anglesey since Sunday afternoon. Holyhead Lifeboat, Trearddur Bay Lifeboat, Beaumaris Lifeboat, RAF rescue 122 and North Wales Police helicopter also searched the area from South Stack down to Llanddwyn island through the Menai Straits and as far down as Port Oer (Whistling Sands). At 12:30hrs Hetty Rampton was stood down by HMCG while the other Lifeboats and helicopter carried on searching to the evening.

29th August 2010

At 15:44hrs the crew were paged to launch the Lifeboat but, as crew assembled at the Station the launch was cancelled as the casualties were safely ashore in Port Oer (Whistling Sands)

28th August 2010

At 13:19hrs the crew were paged to launch the station Boarding Boat. Upon arrival at the Station, the launch was cancelled as the casualty was safely ashore on Morfa Nefyn beach.

25th August 2010

At 15:42hrs Hetty Rampton was launched to a report of a 20ft Quicksilver power boat broken down 3miles north of Trefor. On arrival, a crew member was transferred to the casualty and got the engine working so the Lifeboat then escorted them back to Caernarfon, Lifeboat returned to station at 18:00hrs

15th July 2010

At 13:38hrs the crew were requested to launch the Lifeboat but, as they were arriving at the boathouse the launch was cancelled as the casualty was  recovered by a local fishing boat coming in to Porthdinllaen bay.

4th July 2010

At 10:58hrs Hetty Rampton launched to a report from HMCG that a body had been sighted in the sea in Porthdinllaen bay but it turned out to be a boats winter storage cover. Lifeboat stood down and returned to station.

30th June 2010

At 15:49hrs Hetty Rampton launched to a broken down 28ft Sunseeker off Caernarfon Bar. On arrival a towing rope was passed over to the casualty and towed towards Caernarfon with Beaumaris Lifeboat launching to take over. Once tow was established to Beaumaris lifeboat Hetty Rampton returned for home arriving back at station at 19:00hrs 

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26th June 2010

At 19:06hrs Hetty Rampton launched to a report of a broken down jet ski in Pistyll area, on arrival a search was carried out but nothing was found Lifeboat returned to station at 20:20hrs 

20th June 2010

At 14:32hrs Hetty Rampton was launched to a broken down speedboat 2miles east of station. On arrival a tow rope was passed over and then the casualty was safely towed to Morfa Nefyn beach, lifeboat returned to station at 15:20hrs.

    

12th June 2010

At 00:53hrs Hetty Rampton was launched together with Beaumaris Lifeboat RAF Valley and Coast Guard teams from Porthdinllaen and Llandwrog to search for a missing person who had entered the water in Dinas Dinlle. On arrival a search was carried out fortunately the casualty was located by RAF Helicopter and was winched onboard and taken to Bangor Hospital. All rescue teams stood down with lifeboat returning to station at 03:00hrs

9th May 2010

At 19:21hrs Hetty Rampton was launched to a report from HMCG that a small 18ft Sea Hog called "YOGI" had suffered engine failure near Trefor Pier. On arrival, a towing rope was passed over and the boat wastowed into Trefor harbour. The Lifeboat returned to station at 21:00hrs

24th March 2010

At 13:16hrs Hetty Rampton was launched after a report from fishing vessel "JORY" (PORTHDINLLAEN DLA) that they had a complete engine failure near Nant Gwrtheyrn. On arrival a tow rope was passed over and was safely towed back to Porthdinllaen to be put on a safe mooring, the Lifeboat returned to station at 15:00hrs 

    

13th March 2010

At 18:07hrs  Hetty Rampton was put on stand by due to a report of paraglider who had crashed on to the cliff edge near Trefor. Rescue 122 from RAF Valley located the casualty and was safely winched on board. The Lifeboat stood down at 18:40hrs  

8th February 2010

At 13:02hrs Hetty Rampton was launched to a report from North Wales Police of possible sighting of a body in the water near Trefor. The Lifeboat searched the area but  found  nothing, the Lifeboat returned to station at 15:30hrs

6th February 2010

At 00:31hrs Hetty Rampton was launched to a report from North Wales Police stating that a 69yr old women may have  entered the water off Trefor Pier.

A search was carried out eastwards towards Caernarfon with Llandwrog Coast Guards searching the shorelines. After searching the area nothing was found Lifeboat then returned to station at 03:15hrs

At 12:05hrs  Hetty Rampton was launched again to resume the search for missing person off Trefor along with North Wales Police, RAF Valley, Coast Guard Teams from Llandwrog and Porthdinllaen.

The Lifeboat searched area from Nefyn to Llandwrog with mobile Coast Guards again searching the shorelines. Unfortunately,  nothing was found and the search was called off.  The  Lifeboat returned to station at 16:00hrs

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