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.'

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A wonderful day for RNLI Porthdinllaen

Yesterday saw our triple celebration take place outside the new lifeboat station at Porthdinllaen.

Crew, their families, dignitaries, guests and members of the public all came together on what was a glorious day to celebrate three momentous occasions for Porthdinllaen Lifeboat.

We officially named our new Tamar class lifeboat 'John D Spicer', opened the new boathouse, as well as marked 150 years of saving lives at sea with a presentation of an official vellum from RNLI.

David Dimbleby was amongst those who spoke at the ceremony, who was a close friend of Mr Spicer - our boats namesake.

More information about this wonderful event can be found here


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