28th November 2013
At 14:34 John D Spicer slipped her mooring to a "MAYDAY" from fishing vessel Mellisa stating that they were sinking one half mile N/E of Porthdinllaen with 3 pob.
Rescue 122 from RAF Valley also tasked and several other fishing vessels in the area came to the aid of the sinking fishing boat. When alongside, 2 crew members were transferred on to casualty with salvage pump and safely pumped out the volume of water she had been taking. A towing rope was attached and casualty was safely towed back to be put on a safe mooring in Porthdinllaen Bay. Lifeboat returned to station at 16:15