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.'

28th July 2016

The RNLI Porthdinllaen volunteer lifeboat crew were requested to launch at 1215 today (Thursday, July 28th) to assist the fishing vessel ‘Melissa’ (with two persons on board) at a position 4 miles to the North East of Porthdinllaen, near Nant Gwrtheyrn. It was understood by Holyhead Coastguard that rope had tangled around the boat’s propeller, and that the ‘Melissa’ was currently being towed by another local fishing vessel, the ‘Osprey’ (with 2 persons on board) – that was having trouble with the tow, due to the conditions at the time. On arriving both vessels, it was understood that the ‘Osprey’ had some mechanical problems – due to having towed the ‘Melissa’ for some time. It was therefore decided to set up a double tow – from the back of the lifeboat on to the ‘Melissa’ and from the stern of ‘Melissa’ on to the ‘Osprey’. Both boats were towed back safely to their moorings at Porthdinllaen, with the John D.Spicer returning to the boathouse by 1345.

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