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.'

Charity Walk

Charity Walk by Dawn Hutchison...

On the 28th April 2008 my Dad went out fishing for whelks as he normally did, he worked as a fisherman fishing from Porthdinllaen North Wales, the events of that day will stay with me forever, as he never came home his life taken by the sea doing what he loved most.


The Porthdinllaen Lifeboat as well as 3 other Lifeboats, coastguard teams and rescue 122 from Valley were launched to search the area, after two days the search was called off, however the Porthdinllaen Lifeboat continued to search the sea and do shoreline searches, the people of Nefyn also continued to look on the beaches and the coast. On the 30th May we received news that another fisherman had found him and on the 28th June we were able to lay him to rest.


To commemorate the 5th anniversary of his death I will be walking from RNLI house at Porthdinllaen to Aberdaron where my Dad raised on the 31st March. There will also be a bucket collect along the way.


All proceeds from the walk will be for the Porthdinllaen Lifeboat to help fund the building of their new boat house following the arrival of their new Tamar Class Lifeboat in August 2012.


Anyone wishing to donate can do so at www.justgiving.com/Dawn-Hutchison2

 

In addition to the walk there will also be the following fundraising events:

Charity Bingo Night

A Charity Bingo night has been organised by Viv Jones ( My Mum ) and Joanne ( Glan Pwll ) to be held on the 28th February at the Ganolfan, Nefyn 7:30pm start, £1 entrance fee - There will also be a raffle on the night.

Raffle

There is a raffle being done in conjunction with the Spar, draw date to be confirmed, please see Joanne ( Glan Pwll ) for details.

Charity Night in Stockport

I am hosting a charity Karaoke night in Stockport on 2nd March at The Crown Pub, Heaviley, there will be a raffle on the night £1 per ticket or £4 a strip, there will also be an auction on the night.

 

Thank you in advance for your support

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