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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.'

29th August 2014

At 13.00, the "John D Spicer" was launched to a report from Holyhead Coastguard that a 12 year old boy had been swept into the sea off the West coast of Anglesey. He had been playing with another boy in the sea at Aberffraw when they got into difficulty although relatives tried to rescue them.  Trearddur Bay RNLI volunteers launched a lifeboat within three minutes of the alarm being raised before Porthdinllaen all-weather lifeboat crew launched along with a third lifeboat from Holyhead. Several coastguard teams have been involved in the search, which included a rescue helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey, helicopter crews from North Wales Police and the air ambulance.

The lifeboat and helicopter crews stood down on Friday evening but a shoreline-based search was started again on Saturday morning. The "John D.Spicer" returned to station shortly afterwards.





Photographs from The Daily Post


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