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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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SUPPORT SEICLÔN 2015 / CEFNOGWCH SEICLÔN 2015

For a group of cyclists from Porthdinllaen Lifeboat Station, cycling has become a newfound passion since they took on a 175-mile cycle challenge two years ago.Now in its third year, Seiclôn 2015, which takes place on 3-5 July, is set to be Porthdinllaen’s most popular and daring yet!
Starting from the station at Porthdinllaen, they will be heading straight to Holyhead and staying overnight there. Day 2 – they will finish going all the way round Anglesey, before heading into the hills of Snowdonia and camping overnight at Betws y Coed. Day 3 – they will be coming down the coast, right down to the far end of the Llŷn Peninsula, before finishing back at Porthdinllaen. A total of just over 200 miles! Around 40 people are joining in this year’s challenge, including Porthdinllaen Crew Members, RNLI staff and supporters.

Porthdinllaen RNLI are working to raise £12,000 toward essential crew training. It’s regular training that keeps RNLI lifeboat crews safe when putting their lives on the line to rescue others. But to train just one crew member for 1 year costs £1,404.

The team need as much support as they can get, morale and financial. They'd really appreciate some lovely words of encouragement below to get them up those hills – and come to a stop at the bottom! If you would like to make a donation, then please visit our ‘Just Giving’ page. Your support would be greatly appreciated - thank you very much.

www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Seiclon2015
 
Mae dwy flynedd wedi pasio erbyn hyn, ers i griw o feicwyr o Orsaf Bad Achub Porthdinllaen gymryd rhan yn Seiclôn 2015 – taith 175 milltir ar gefn beic o Dŷ Ddewi i Borthdinllaen! A hithau’r drydedd flwyddyn ers ei sefydlu, bydd Seiclôn 2015 yn digwydd rhwng Gorffennaf 3-5 – a bydd yr un fwya’ heriol fyth!

Ar y diwrnod cyntaf, bydd y criw’n beicio o Borthdinllaen i Gaergybi – ac yn aros dros nos yno. Beicio wedyn o gwmpas gweddill Môn, a draw am fynyddoedd Eryri yn ystod yr ail ddiwrnod – gan aros ym Metws y Coed. Diwrnod 3 – anelu’n syth draw at yr arfordir, i ben draw Pen Llŷn, wedyn nôl i fyny am Borthdinllaen. Cyfanswm o dros 200 milltir! Bydd tua 40 o feicwyr yn cymryd rhan yn y sialens eleni – rhai o griw’r bad achub, staff yr RNLI yn ogystal â chefnogwyr yr elusen.

Y gobaith eleni yw casglu hyd at £12,000 a fydd yn cael ei ddefnyddio ar gyfer hyfforddi  criwiau’r RNLI – sy’n gwbl angenrheidiol i gadw’r criw’n ddiogel tra’n achub eraill. Ar gyfartaledd, mae’n costio £1,404 i hyfforddi un aleod o griw bad achub (yn unig) bob blwyddyn.

Mae’r criw angen cymaint o gefnogaeth â phosib i wneud y daith arbennig hon ddechrau Gorffennaf! Os yr hoffech eu noddi, yna cliciwch ar y linc isod (tudalen ‘Just Giving’). Byddwn yn gwerthfawrogi’ch cefnogaeth yn fawr iawn – diolch o galon.

www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Seiclon2015

 

Read the magazine article here http://magazine.rnli.org/Article/Porthdinllaen-Seiclon-Hills-thrills-and-spills-48

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