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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Dawn Does It!

To date Dawn has raised over £5500.00 for the RNLI in memory of her father Maldwyn by climbing Snowdon .......


Dawn presents her cheque to the Crew on 25th May 2009.

     

 

Maldwyn was a Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather, born and raised in the small fishing Village of Aberdaron on the Lyn, North Wales, Maldwyn met Viv and moved to Cheadle, Cheshire to live and raise there two children Haydn & Dawn.
2 years ago Maldwyn moved back to the Lyn to finish his working life on the sea where he always wanted to be, he loved his new job as a Whelk Fisherman and always came home with a smile on his face after a hard days work.
Unfortunately on the 28th April on a cold afternoon, the big man upstairs decided he had plans for Maldwyn, we got the call that his boat had been found with no-one on board going round in circles just off Trefor point and a huge sea and air rescue began with the life boats from Porthdinllaen and Trearddur Bay and Rescue 122 from RAF Valley was scrambled. Mobile coastguards from Porthdinllaen & Llandwrog made shoreline searches and local fishermen joined later in the evening. It was five weeks before the sea brought him home and his family finally laid him to rest on the 28th June 2008.



Well done Dawn - a fitting tribute, your father would have been very proud of you.

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