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.'

Well Done Caryl!

A HUGE congratulations to Caryl Jones from RNLI Porthdinllaen, on being one of the two youngest qualified all-weather volunteer lifeboat crew in the Institution, who will officially open the RNLI’s new All-Weather Lifeboat Centre at the charity’s headquarters in Poole this Friday (21 August). Well done!

Llongyfarchiadau ANFERTHOL i Caryl Jones o RNLI Porthdinllaen ar fod yn un o'r ddau wirfoddolwr cymwysedig ieuengaf y Sefydliad, ar fadau achub pob tywydd, a fydd yn agor Canolfan newydd y Badau Achub Pob Tywydd i lawr ym Mhencadlys yr RNLI yn Poole, y dydd Gwener hwn (Awst 21). Da iawn Caryl a phob lwc!

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