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.'

Boat Records

On Lifeboat Period Launches Lives Rescued Cost
  COTTON SHEPHERD Gift of Lady Cotton shepherd of Uttoxeter 1864-77 26 43  
  GEORGE MOORE Gift of the George Moore Lifeboat fund 1877-88 39 70  
219 A second GEORGE MOORE 1888-1902 11 22 £410
480 BARBARA FLEMING Gift of Miss Jane Fleming of Windermere 1902-26 32 52 £1,277
695 M.O.Y.E Legacies of Mrs Julia S Manby of Middx, the Misses Jane Catherine and Jemima L. Owen of Bodowen, Caernarfon, Mr William Yates of Shipperton and Mr Frederick W N Lloyd of Bromley 1926-49 56 16 £7,614
  TEMPORARY LIFEBOATS 1926-49 3 -  
866 CHARLES HENRY ASHLEY Legacy of Mr Charles Carr Ashley of Mentone, France 1949-79 151 89 £19,040
  TEMPORARY LIFEBOATS 1949-79 17 6  
950 KATHLEEN MARY Provided by anonymous gift and the funds of the Institution  Previously stationed at Newhaven where she rescued 127 lives) 1979-87 53 28 £34,500
  TEMPORARY LIFEBOATS 1979-87 9 1  
1120 HETTY RAMPTON 1987-2012 316 52 £508,696
1304 JOHN D SPICER 2012-present      £2.7 million
  TEMPORARY LIFEBOATS 1987-present 15 2  
    TOTAL 502 364  

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