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.'

10th August 2015

The Porthdinllaen Lifeboat was launched today at 5pm to a report that 2 windsurfers had been swept out to sea at Benllech beach, with both their masts (and sails) broken. On arrival both windsurfers had managed to paddle ashore (whilst lying on their boards) along with dragging 1 mast and sail between them. The lifeboat found and picked up the other mast and sail, and then returned back to Porthdinllaen approx 6pm.


Lansiwyd y bad achub am 5 o'r gloch heddiw at ddau hwylfyrddiwr a gafodd eu chwythu allan i'r môr oddi ar draeth Benllech. Erbyn i'r bad achub gyrraedd, roedd y ddau wedi llwyddo i nofio nôl i'r lan ar gefn eu byrddau - gan lusgo un o'r mastiau a hwyliau (a oedd wedi torri) rhyngddynt. Codwyd y mast a'r hwyl arall (a oedd eto wedi torri) gan griw'r bad achub, gan ddychwelyd nôl i gwt y bad achub ym Mhorthdinllaen am 6 o'r gloch.

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