Porthdinllaen Lifeboat

Gorsaf Bad Achub Porthdinllaen

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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.'

Contact Us


Boathouse - 01758 720241


Coxswain                       Mike Davies        07766 880252  
Assistant Coxswain      Robert Jones      01758 720820
Mechanic                        Alan Parry          01758 720241  
Operations Manager     Ken Fitzpatrick   01758 721508  
Hon Treasurer                Merfyn Evans     01758 720408    




All snail mail should be addressed to :


Porthdinllaen Lifeboat
Lon Golff
Morfa Nefyn
LL53 6DA








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Porthdinllaen Lifeboat Station is situated near Morfa Nefyn on the north coast of the Lleyn Penninsula in Gwynedd, North Wales.


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