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.'

RIP Gareth 'Pod' Jones

Daeth newyddion trist iawn i Forfa Nefyn a’r cylch pnawn ddoe. Collwyd bywyd Gareth ‘Pod’ Jones tra wrth ei waith yn pysgota.
Hoffem ddiolch i bawb a fu’n ran o’r ymdrechion ddoe.
Gyda’n cydymdeimlad mwyaf at ei fam, ei chwaer, y teulu a’i holl ffrindiau yn ystod y cyfnod anodd hwn. Cysga’n dawel Pod x

Terribly sad news came to the fishing community of Morfa Nefyn yesterday afternoon. Gareth ‘Pod’ Jones lost his life whilst out on his fishing vessel.
May we take this opportunity to thank everybody that took part in the rescue efforts.
Our thoughts are with his mother, sister, the family and all of his friends during this difficult time. Rest in peace Pod x

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