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.'

Bam Nuttall Image Achieves Accolade

Wishing a huge congratulations to Dave Custance from Morfa Nefyn for gaining second place in a photo competition for the Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE) Wales, with an image from the BAM Nuttall RNLI contract at Porthdinllaen. The judges thought that the image “shows the need to integrate heavy engineering work into the environment to improve safety critical infrastructure”. Rob Norman of Media Wales had this to say about the image: “There is a real man versus nature element to this image. I love the texture in the green of the land which cleverly leads you eye to the structure looming out of the water. The exposure is perfect too.” Dave is currently working freelance as a photographer with BAM Nuttall – and his portfolio can be viewed here. http://www.rps.org/portfolio/14506-David-Custance

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