Porthdinllaen Lifeboat

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Latest Shout

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.'

Book Launch

Everybody is welcome to join us on Sunday 27th March for the 'Porthdinllaen Lifeboats' book launch that we'll be doing at the RNLI Porthdinllaen lifeboat station at 1pm, with the lifeboat launching at 2pm (weather permitting)

The book itself will be on sale (at a cost of £14.99) and Nicholas Leach, the author, will be present on the day also to sign any copies!

 

For more information about the book please see the press release links below:

 

Porthdinllaen Lifeboats - English

 

Porthdinllaen Lifeboats - Welsh

 

 

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